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Grandma's Cocktail Meatballs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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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45 m servings 442
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  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; 18.2 47.5 21.1 94 914 Full nutrition

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I served these with white rice for a dinner meal, and it was good. My 3 year old gobbled them up. I used half red currant and half apple jelly. I used a cabernet sauvignon.The sauce is pretty sw...