Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Meatballs


Everybody loves meatballs at parties, and this recipe won't let you down! Seasoned beef meatballs are simmered in a sweet and spicy sauce. You can also use ground venison instead of the ground beef.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • cup minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle chile sauce

  • 1 ¼ cups grape jelly


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, dry bread crumbs and milk. Blend in ground pepper, parsley, onion, salt, egg and Worcestershire sauce. Mix thoroughly.

  2. Shape the beef mixture into 1 inch meatballs. In a large skillet, melt the shortening over medium heat and brown the meatballs.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, mix the chile sauce and grape jelly over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until jelly is melted.

  4. Pour the sauce over the browning meatballs and simmer for 30 minutes, or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

727 Calories
32g Fat
89g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 727
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 759mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 66g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 69mg 344%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 558mg 12%

* 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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