This recipe comes from my mother, who is a fabulous cook. She has made these meatballs for parties and family celebrations for years, and they have become a favourite for potluck buffets. They are so easy and very addictive. Great as an appetizer, or served over cooked rice for a tasty meal.

Jody

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir ketchup and grape jelly together in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat; cook, stirring, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir garlic powder, salt, and pepper into ketchup mixture.

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  • Stir meatballs into ketchup mixture; simmer, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are hot and sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

I always use Heinz(R) Ketchup and Welch's(R) Grape Jelly. The frozen meatballs make it fast and effortless, but your own favourite cooked meatballs work just as well. I usually prepare the recipe the night before, then into the fridge overnight, then into the slow cooker to reheat for the buffet. The flavour really permeates the meatballs this way.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 12.1g 24% DV; carbohydrates 28.2g 9% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 56.6mg 19% DV; sodium 492.8mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2016
We loved these! Very easy to make too! I used homemade meatballs b/c that's what we prefer. I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2016
We loved these! Very easy to make too! I used homemade meatballs b/c that's what we prefer. I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2018
I have to give this five stars I made it for a girlfriends get together pot luck every one raved how wonderful it was thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2017
Made these for my husband as he loves meatballs alot. Serving them tomorrow at Christmas eve dinner..but he already tasted them and loves them. I made my own meatballs as I had meat defrosted and needed to be used. These are so easy quick and really tasty. Thanks Jody! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2019
My husband had 3 servings. The meatballs stayed in the crockpot on low most of New Year's day and my husband and adult sons came in an "noshed". Didn't change anything. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2018
I made these for a pot luck and everyone loved them not a single meatball left! Great recipe that's easy to make and was well received. Thanks for sharing Jody. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
big hit. followed exact Read More
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