3 Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs With Grape Jelly And Chili Sauce

Make three ingredient crockpot meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce

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Grape jelly is a taste from my childhood I’ll never lose, so when I saw this recipe for Grape Jelly Meatballs made in my other favorite thing in the whole world, my trusty crockpot, I could not believe my luck, I had to make them immediately and luckily I had just enough time to make this flavorful extravaganza happen in time for dinner. The directions were ever so easy and I always keep frozen meatballs on hand from Costco or Sam’s Club and you know I always have plenty of my delicious grape jelly on hand, because I can’t live without that! The ingredients were so simple as well, I knew this recipe was going to be a slam dunk win for my family’s taste buds.



  • 32-ounce bag frozen fully-cooked meatballs or homemade meatballs (see recipe below)
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar of grape jelly
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar of chili sauce


Once you have your meatballs, whether frozen or homemade meatballs ones ready and browned,  add them to the crockpot with a jar of grape jelly and a bottle of chili sauce. If you are using frozen, there is no need to defrost them. Stir. Then cover crockpot and set it on low, cooking this mixture for 4 to 6 hours, Alternately, you may cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours.

make grape jelly meatballs with chili sauce
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Then your meatballs will become succulent and glazed after 4 to 6 hours in your trusty crockpot with all the extraordinary flavors cooked into absolute perfection, yum!

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If you would rather have Homemade Meatballs, here is an absolutely delicious easy recipe to make them.

How to Make Homemade Meatballs

Ingredients for Meatballs

• 1 pound ground pork
• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 cup bread crumbs
• 2/3 cup finely minced onion
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 cup milk
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (for frying the meatballs)


To make the meatballs:
• Add the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, onion, milk, Worcestershire, and egg and mix these together in a large bowl, Next, add salt and pepper to this mixture. Use a large spoon or hands to mix thoroughly.
• Form this mixture into one inch balls, rolling these into your hands until rounded.  We like to make ours bite-sized, but you can use any size you like. Just remember that these will shrink a bit in size when cooked, so make them slightly larger than what you want.
• Before the meatballs can be added to the crockpot mixture, they need to be cooked first. You can bake them in the oven or saute them in a pan to get them brown and cooked through.

To fry the meatballs:

Over medium-high heat, add some vegetable or canola oil to a frying pan. Cook the meatballs in batches, as you don’t want to overcrowd them in the pan. Each batch will cook for about 5 minutes, but they need to cook until they are browned on all sides. You should check the internal temp with a meat thermometer and they should be 155 on the inside to be done. Continue cooking batches until all meatballs are browned.

How to make Homemade Meatballs and fry them

I hope you enjoy this delicious meatball recipe as much as my family has!

3 Ingredient Crockpot Meatballs With Grape Jelly And Chili Sauce