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Easy Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"I had these at a graduation party and they were wonderful. I was shocked when they told me the ingredients. I've made them ever since and they always go like hot cakes! Either hand roll meatballs using your favorite meatball recipe or purchase frozen prepared meatballs. If you use frozen, allow for more simmering time."
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4 h 5 m servings 383
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Pour taco sauce and grape jelly into slow cooker; whisk to integrate jelly into sauce.
  2. Gently drop meatballs into the sauce.
  3. Cook on Low until sauce is warm and meatballs are tender and flavorful, about 4 hours.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 383 calories; 10.8 56.2 14.1 70 708 Full nutrition

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This is one of my favorite recipes to make for family gatherings (potlucks, reunions, holidays). I like to add one large sliced onion and a teaspoon or so of chili powder for a little kick. I us...

This is a great recipe, but I took it one step further. Instead of the Taco sauce, I used thick salsa & BBQ sauce with the grape Jelly.....totally awesome. Just a little bit of the Salsa goes a ...

I make this but use Chili sauce and grape jelly. Good stuff! Can't beat it for a gathering, make a crock pot full of them!

used blackberry jam, chunky hot salsa, teryaki sauce, green onions...awesome!