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Saucy Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Easy sweet and saucy meatballs served as an appetizer, over rice, or as Meatball Tacos.


  • 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.
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