Easy Sweet and Spicy Meatballs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Sweet and Spicy Meatballs Recipe
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Easy Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

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"I had these at a graduation party and they were wonderful. I was shocked when they told me the ingredients. I've made them ever since and they always go like hot cakes! Either hand roll meatballs using your favorite meatball recipe or purchase frozen prepared meatballs. If you use frozen, allow for more simmering time."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 5 mins


  1. Pour taco sauce and grape jelly into slow cooker; whisk to integrate jelly into sauce.
  2. Gently drop meatballs into the sauce.
  3. Cook on Low until sauce is warm and meatballs are tender and flavorful, about 4 hours.
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Apr 19, 2012

This is one of my favorite recipes to make for family gatherings (potlucks, reunions, holidays). I like to add one large sliced onion and a teaspoon or so of chili powder for a little kick. I use LTH's Meatball Nirvana recipe (which is also from this site) in this dish. You're best off doubling it because this never fails to go fast. If I'm making this for dinner, I like to serve it with mashed potatoes or buttered rice to soak up all that yummy sauce.

Aug 20, 2012

This is a great recipe, but I took it one step further. Instead of the Taco sauce, I used thick salsa & BBQ sauce with the grape Jelly.....totally awesome. Just a little bit of the Salsa goes a long way. 1/4 C of Salsa & 2 C. of BBQ sauce & 1/2 C. grape jelly.Per 15-18 meatballs. It's just me and my husband here.

Jan 25, 2013

I make this but use Chili sauce and grape jelly. Good stuff! Can't beat it for a gathering, make a crock pot full of them!

Nov 02, 2014

used blackberry jam, chunky hot salsa, teryaki sauce, green onions...awesome!


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  • Calories
  • 383 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 708 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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