Grape Jelly Meatballs

Grape Jelly Meatballs

My boyfriend made this delicious appetizer for the Super Bowl a few weeks ago and I thought I would share with you guys. This recipe is very simple, and only involves 3 ingredients.

First you need to gather your ingredients which are grape jelly, meatballs, and barbecue sauce (or chili sauce).


Pre-Heat your oven to 325 degrees.

Second, you should mix the grape jelly (3/4 of the jar) and barbecue sauce (half bottle) in a bowl , then pour into your casserole dish. Make sure you mix it up good!


Next, you add the bag of frozen meatballs in. Stir the meatballs around in the mixture until all of them are fully covered.


Now, it’s time to put the dish in the oven. Leave it in for about 1hr 1/2 on 350 degrees. (check with a fork to see if they are done)

and voila! Time to eat 🙂


I also want to add that this appetizer can be made in a crockpot if you prefer it. Follow all the same steps but instead of the oven, let meatballs sit in the crockpot for about 3 hours.




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  1. I’ve never heard of this before and I love meatballs and jelly! something about a meat and fruit combo that seems so decadent! Thanks for sharing! XO

  2. That’s a combination that I’ve never heard or seen done. Don’t think I could go for it myself just because I’m not a fan of grape jelly or BBQ sauce.

  3. Well this sounds rather intriguing! My first instinct is… blergh! But don’t knock anything until you try it – I’d definitely give this a try! Sometimes fantastic recipes can be created out of the most unusual components!

  4. That Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce is the truth!!! Never would’ve thought to add jelly to the mix, it sounds delicious!

  5. Yum! The perfect mix of sweet and tangy! Love the combination! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it’s quite easy to make!

  6. I almost tried this recipe a few weeks ago, but with chili sauce instead. The grocery store cashier rung up my order and asked if I forgot the frozen meatballs! I made fresh ones with turkey instead…but changed my mind on the sauce. Will have to consider it again

  7. I have heard quite a bit about grape jelly meatballs, and I admit that while my interest has certainly been piqued by the idea of them, I haven’t had the courage to try them out yet. Grape jelly just seems like such a weird ingredient to me, a chronic simple eater afraid of anything new.

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