Savory Glazed Meatballs

Savory Glazed Meatballs

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"Tiny meatballs in a sweet-savory glaze of jelly and chili sauce make a festive hors d'oeuvre for a holiday party."
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servings 184 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Combine first eight ingredients, mixing well; shape into 36 one-inch meatballs.
  2. Cook in oil over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Combine grape jelly and chili sauce in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring until well combined, about 3 minutes.
  4. Place cooked or thawed meatballs in a single layer in skillet coating each meatball evenly with sauce. Cover; simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally, until sauce is bubbly and meatballs are heated through.
  5. Transfer glazed meatballs to a chafing dish or slow cooker. Serve with frilly toothpicks.


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I Have been making this recipe for years,yet much easier to buy frozen glazed meatballs (NOT ITALIAN) I believe its a 3 lb bag. Put into a crockpot add 1 jar Smucker concord grape jelly and 1 bo...

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Meh. I could only find southwestern chili sauce at the grocery store, so I used that with the Smucker's Concord Jelly. I don't know if regular chili sauce would have been better, but I wasn't in...

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I Have been making this recipe for years,yet much easier to buy frozen glazed meatballs (NOT ITALIAN) I believe its a 3 lb bag. Put into a crockpot add 1 jar Smucker concord grape jelly and 1 bo...

When I made the sauce, I sauteed a sliced onion and a little fresh minced garlic in a little butter/evoo mix before adding the grape jelly and chili sauce. I swear, I can try different sauces fo...

I needed a simple recipe to bring to a work party, and this is it! I used a jar of Smuckers grape jelly, and substituted the sweet chili sauce you find in the asian food section or chinese groc...

Yum! Got rave reviews. I used 2 1/2 lbs of meat and doubled the rest of the recipe (1 medium onion chopped fine). Left out the milk and baked them (so no crisco needed) I used 1 large jar of...

I've made these meatballs twice and they are a HUGE hit. I use frozen meatballs - Italian style works fine - along with a jar of grape jelly and a jar of Bennets chili sauce. I usually add a t...

These are delicious - my family has used this sauce for eons. Try using just the sauce in a crock-pot and toss in some Lil' Smokies or chunks of sausage... yummmy!

My grandmother made these years ago and I was looking for a similar recipe. HERE IT IS! Thank you. I skip a step when feeling lazy. I buy the pre-made meatballs from the food service store by ...

I make this every year around Christmas to take to all the holiday gatherings. It is always a hit! I have made the meatballs, but the frozen ones are very good, just keep them in the crock pot...

My family loves this recipe. I too buy frozen meatballs, preheat them & sauce in pan and transfer to chafing dish. Have never seen a leftover

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