Grandma's Cocktail Meatballs

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Easy and delicious meatball recipe that is perfect for holiday or family events. Cooked on stove but can be kept warm in a slow cooker set to Warm. Try currant jelly in place of the apple, if you please.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • ¼ cup crushed saltine crackers

  • 1 egg

  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 14 ounces apple jelly

  • 13 ounces ketchup

  • ½ cup red wine

Directions

  1. Mix together beef, crackers, egg, and onion soup mix in a bowl; shape into about 50 1-inch balls.

  2. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs in hot oil, about 2 minutes per side.

  3. Stir apple jelly and ketchup together in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir until the jelly melts and the mixture is smooth. Stir the wine into the jelly mixture, add the meatballs, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
18g Fat
48g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 914mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 434mg 9%

* 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.