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Classic Cocktail Meatballs

Rated as 4.84 out of 5 Stars

"Like a little black dress, these appetizers are timeless favorites at cocktail hour. Show them off on a platter or keep them at a low simmer in a slow cooker."
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36 m servings 138
Original recipe yields 25 servings (50 meatballs)


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  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and eggs until blended. Shape into 50 (1-1/2-inch) meatballs; place in 2 foil-lined 15x10x1-inch pans sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake 16 min. or until done (160 degrees F). Meanwhile, bring jelly and chili sauce to boil in large saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add meatballs to sauce; stir to evenly coat.


  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Meatballs in sauce can also be served in a slow cooker set to warm.
  • NOTE
  • If you don't have 2 (15x10x1-inch) pans, use any other shallow baking pans instead. Just make sure the meatballs are spread into a single layer in each pan.
  • Loosely pack cooled cooked meatballs in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags. Lay bags flat in freezer so meatballs will freeze individually. Store in freezer up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator several hours or overnight before cooking with the sauce until heated through, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 138 calories; 5.1 14.4 8.4 40 135 Full nutrition

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I make this sauce all the time for parties. I use frozen meatballs and cook it in the crock pot for simplicity.

These meatballs were delicious and so easy! The only change I would make is to crush up the StoveTop stuffing before adding it to the meat. I think it would make the meatballs less chunky. Will ...

This a very tasty meatball. The packaged stuffing mix added great flavor. I made this actually as written. I have made it many times now. I also have froze the meatballs and added sauce on servi...

Great Idea!! We loved the sauce. I noticed that most people used premade frozen meat balls. I used 1.5 lbs of ground beef and 1 lbs of Italian hot ground pork sausage. I added about seasoning of...

Yep I use Pepperidge Farm Seasoned Stuffing mix It has herbs and not heavy on sodium. I find cooking them on the stove, in the particular sauce, keeps them much more flavorful and never crunc...

I put the sauce in the crockpot on high while I made the meatballs and at first I was nervous the sauce would be too sweet but once the savory meatball mixed with it... Heaven! Thanks for the r...

I have made this several times. At Christmas gatherings to UFC fights. They have been a hit every time. And the first things that are gone. Very very yummy!! I make just as recipe calls. 100% yu...

Yummy! Took these to a church reception in a slow cooker. Used four pounds of precooked frozen meatballs and doubled the sauce. I felt it needed more grape jelly than called for; otherwise woul...

man these are the best thanks so much for sharing we do alot of parties with friends in the summer and this one i wrote the stuff down and put in my recipe box but never wrote the name down .......