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Saucy Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

Easy sweet and saucy meatballs served as an appetizer, over rice, or as Meatball Tacos.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 8


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs any flavor
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bottles 12 ounces each chili sauce
  • 1 bottle 22 ounce grape jelly


  • Heat oven to 400°F. Stir together all ingredients except chili sauce and jelly. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place in ungreased 13x9x2 rectangular pan.
  • Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
  • Heat chili sauce and jelly in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until heated through. Stir in meatballs until coated. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
  • Serve in a slow cooker, or on a platter with toothpicks, or over rice.