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Easy meatballs soaking in grape jelly sauce

Cocktail Meatballs

A simple recipe with a grape jelly and chili sauce glaze this Cocktail Meatballs recipe is perfect finger food for a tailgate or holiday party.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cocktail Meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 meatballs
Calories 70kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Baking Sheet
  • Sauce Pan
  • Silicone Spatula



  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 12 ounces chili sauce
  • 10 ounces grape jelly



  • Mix meatball ingredients together by hand.
  • Gently shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and generously grease a large baking sheet.
  • Arrange round meatballs on baking sheet so that they do not touch and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Shake pan to loosen meatballs or use a spatula. Bake another 10 - 15 minutes until meatballs are beginning to brown on the outside and cooked on the inside.


  • Heat chili sauce and jelly in a saucepan, stirring constantly until jelly is melted. Pour over meatballs and serve warm.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg