Classic Cocktail Meatballs


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
50 meatballs


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 (6 ounce) package STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Chicken

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar grape jelly

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce


  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.


Meatballs in sauce can also be served in a slow cooker set to warm.


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
5g Fat
14g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* 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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