Cocktail Meatballs I


Simple meatballs with an unusual chili sauce/grape jelly coating. Quite a combination of tastes and textures. Note: After cooking, I like to keep the meatballs warm in a slow cooker until ready to serve.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
16 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup dried bread crumbs

  • cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 12 fluid ounces tomato-based chili sauce

  • 1 ¼ cups grape jelly


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and ground black pepper. Mix together, and shape into meatballs.

  2. In a large skillet, heat shortening over medium heat. Add meatballs, and cook until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from skillet, and drain on paper towels.

  3. Add chili sauce and jelly to skillet; heat, stirring, until jelly is melted. Return meatballs to skillet, and stir until coated. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
23g Fat
53g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1038mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 8mg 42%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 354mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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