Cocktail Meatballs

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These are so easy to make ahead of time and have on hand for your next get together. Such as a superbowl party???

I usually double or triple the meatball recipe and freeze the meatballs in ziploc bags. That way I can have them ready for the next use. These meatballs can be used for this recipe, or use them with spaghetti, make a brown gravy and serve over egg noodles, or just eat them plain. Enjoy!

Cocktail Meatballs


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 1 cup chili sauce


  1. Mix beef, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, salt, pepper and milk in large bowl. Shape into small bite size balls. Cook in hot skillet, turning, until completely cooked.
  2. At this point you can let them cool, and freeze them. Or you can toss them right into a crock pot with the jelly and chili sauce. Turn on low, heat for about 3 hours, serve, enjoy!

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14 comments on “Cocktail Meatballs”

  1. this is a childhood recipe from my mom and i made these a few months ago and they’re the best appetizers to serve guests!! i LOVE them and how easy they are!! yay for you making them 🙂 I’m so glad you did!

  2. My idea of a great meatball is called Sam’s Club…jazzed up of course!!! This makes me sound like such a terrible cook huh? Good thing I am a baking blogger:-) The jelly in this totally has me intrigued to try it…maybe a meatball themed dinner is in order

  3. Anonymous

    Do you use the really hot chili sauce or the sweet chili sauce. I want to make these but wonder if they will be too hot for my family.


  4. @anonymous- I use just plain chili sauce (more sweet, it’s not spicy)

  5. Great idea to keep some in the freezer! I love meatballs!

  6. This is such a yummy one…I would love to try it..U have made perfectly Dear..Bookmarking it..


  7. OH yum! THis would be perfect for a super bowl party! My boyfriend would love these, I could make them with ground turkey!

  8. Those are nice looking meatballs. Superbowl or no Superbowl, I would have this any day. Thank you for sharing this beautiful yummers.

    ~ ray ~

  9. Anonymous

    Yummo! Thanks for sharing. I love a good meatball recipe!

  10. YUM. Bookmarking for Super Bowl!!

  11. My sister makes a similar dish and I am always excited when she brings them. I never thought to bring them to our Super Bowl party. So perfect.

  12. Wow, you threw me off when I saw grape jelly. Thats interesting! I am intrigued, now I have to try it! Great idea on freezing the meatballs!!

  13. Cocktail meatballs are always the first to disappear at a party! 🙂

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