6 ratings

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Three ingredients in your slow cooker; doesn’t get much simpler than that
Grape Jelly Meatballs

A little sweet, a little tangy, and a little spicy (if you want them to be), these grape jelly meatballs are a classic party appetizer.

This recipe is courtesy of Welch’s.

5 m
(prepare time)
3 h 30 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 1/2 Cups grape jelly, preferably Welch's Concord Grape Jelly
  • 1 18-ounce bottle of barbecue sauce, preferably Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 Pounds frozen prepared meatballs
  • Hot sauce (optional)


Add grape jelly and barbecue sauce to a slow cooker; stir to blend well.

Stir in meatballs to coat.

Cover and cook, on high for 3–3 1/2 hours, stirring halfway during the cook time, until meatballs are thoroughly heated and sauce is simmering.