Party Meatballs (Crock Pot)

The Super Bowl is on Sunday and I have an incredibly easy and delicious appetizer to go along with game day. My husband makes these meatballs for all the family parties on my side, by request from my siblings. Ask any one of them. They all love these meatballs! Normally we use one bag of meatballs when we make these for parties. But this Christmas we decided to surprise my siblings by having twice the amount of meatballs. They were all thrilled, and it was the best Christmas they ever had. Ok, maybe not the BEST Christmas they’ve ever had. But these meatballs have the ability to make a party that much better! This is another one of those recipes that people will be asking for when you bring this dish somewhere. *By the way, I didn’t have a batch of these made up so I picked a photo that looked most like this recipe and borrowed it from Thank you for use of the image!!

Party Meatballs

  • 1 bag frozen meatballs (regular-sized bag)
  • 1 bottle chili sauce (I’ve only seen one size of this stuff at the grocery store, maybe around 12-14 oz, but just get the basic one on the shelf.)
  • 1 jar grape jelly (Just a small one, not the beasty large one. Around 18oz)

And that’s it! Isnt’ that crazy? Only three ingredients, including the meatballs. That’s just about as good as you can get.


  1. Get your crock pot out and dump the bag of frozen meatballs in. Then pour the entire bottle of chili sauce and entire jar of grape jelly over the meatballs.
  2. Close the lid and set the crock pot to low. Cook for 7 to 8 hours. Come back and stir the meatballs a couple of times to get the sauce all mixed together well with the meatballs.
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    • says

      There are different kinds of chili sauce. I personally dont eat spicy food so I bought sweet and tangy chili sauce and everyone still loved it.!

    • says

      Oh Michelle, I’m so sorry I’m just now responding to this!! If you use around half a large jar you should be fine. This recipe is a good one that doesn’t require exact measurements on the jelly and chili sauce so you can use however much you’d like. Just mix it all together and give it a taste test.

  1. says

    What if I wanted to use ground beef instead of frozen meatballs? Will they fall apart? Should I sear them in a pan first to firm them up?

  2. says

    To answer your question at the top of this post — your recipe must be really popular on Pinterest right now, that’s where how I came upon it :)

  3. Debbie says

    There are many sizes of grape jelly, could you be a little more specific regarding how much to use?
    And how long to you cook them for?
    ON low or High?

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