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cocktail meatballs

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Suzanne Larsen
Ankeny, IA

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8-10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cocktail meatballs

  • 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.