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
50 Min


  • 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
  • 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


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