Cocktail Meatballs

Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

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Suzanne Larsen


This is another great recipe that I had while at my brother's house. Adding grape jelly to the sauce seemed a little bizarre at first, but it is really good. My sister-in-law said this sauce is also great with cocktail sausages too.

Even though the cooking method says "bake," you will also cook the meatballs in a skillet before you bake them.

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20 Min
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1 lb
ground beef - 80/20 lean to fat
1/2 c
dry bread crumbs - not italian, not panko
1/3 c
dry minced onion
1/4 c
skim miilk
1 Tbsp
snipped dry parsley
1 tsp
1/8 tsp
1/2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
12 oz
chili sauce
10 oz
grape jelly

How to Make Cocktail Meatballs


  • 1In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, parsley, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire.
  • 2Shape into 1-inch balls.
  • 3In a skillet, heat the chili sauce and grape jelly until the jelly is melted.
  • 4Add the meatballs and stir until thoroughly coated.
  • 5Simmer the meatballs, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • 6Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • 7Bake the meatballs for 15 minutes.
  • 8Remove from the oven and place on a platter to serve.

    Stick toothpicks in each meatball to make serving easier.

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About Cocktail Meatballs

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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