These sweet and sour meatballs are great for dinner or as an appetizer for any get together.
This is absolutely the easiest recipe for sweet and sour meatballs that you will find and my personal favorite. It comes from my friend Gail who made it for a pot-luck party I gave. Everyone loved them!
The ingredients sound odd but baked together with the meatballs it is fabulous. Who would think you could make a sauce for meatballs out of grape jelly?? Well you can and it’s fabulous.
Give this one a try the next time you are looking for an easy party recipe.
These tasty grape jelly meatballs can be made the day ahead and reheated when you need them.
The meatballs are really easy to make. However, using the small pre made frozen meatballs makes life even easier! Protein foods at their easiest.
These meatballs are great on a buffet table too, or as part of an easy pot luck dinner.
The jelly and chili sauce recipe says that you can use cocktail sausages too, or cut up wieners. I prefer just the meatballs, but try it with both if you prefer.
Crockpot variation – This recipe can be cooked in a crockpot. The meatballs should be browned first to prevent them from clumping together. Then put them in the crockpot with the sauce for about 5 or 6 hours on low.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 cups dry bread crumbs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 10 ounces chili sauce, the recipe specifies Heinz
- 10 ounces grape jelly, the recipe specifies Kraft
- Combine the chili sauce and grape jelly in a saucepan and melt. Add the meatballs and simmer for 1/2 hour with the lid on and then 1/2 hour with the lid off.
- Note: I find that if I cook the meatballs longer with the lid off, the sauce becomes thick and sticky, great for a party appetizer recipe.