Party Cocktail Meatballs

Party Cocktail Meatballs

Tammy M 0

"These meatballs are a big hit with my extended family. I have also brought them to work and school functions."
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45 m servings 241 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 361 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * 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.

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water; bring to a boil. Cook meatballs, working in batches of necessary, in the boiling water until they begin floating on top and are heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon, drain in a strainer, and transfer to a large saucepan.
  2. Combine ketchup, apple jelly, red currant jelly, and hot sauce in a separate large saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until jelly is dissolved and sauce is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour sauce over meatballs. Simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until meatballs and sauce are thoroughly heated, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • The amount of sauce in the recipe works for up to 5 pounds of meatballs, if you make more, you will need to increase the sauce. If you cook less meatballs, you would just have more sauce. The size of your meatballs may change the number of servings. My approximately 32 serving count is based on 5 pounds of 5/8 oz sized meatballs (about the size of a golf ball) and about 4 per person.
  • You can also simmer the meatballs in a slow cooker. Transfer cooked meatballs from boiling water a slow cooker. Pour the simmered sauce over meatballs. Cook on Low for about 1 hour.



I liked these, but they were a bit too sweet for me. I had to add a lot more hot sauce than called for and some red pepper to offset how sweet they were. I then added a some garlic powder and on...