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Make these delicious Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs with only 3 ingredients. They are savory and sweet and amazing for game day, parties and much more.

Cooked meatballs in the slow cooker
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The combination of grape jelly with chili sauce is amazing. The crock pot does all the work so it is ready to serve to friends and family.

You may also love this Crock Pot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe or check out more Crock Pot Meatball Recipes. You love the flavor and how easy they are to make.

Why You Should Make These:

This grape jelly meatballs crockpot is the perfect appetizer recipe. This recipe is made with 3 ingredients and all can be purchased at the grocery store.

They taste amazing and always a family favorite.


Ingredients needed - meatballs, grape jelly, chili sauce
  • Homestyle Meatballs, 32 ounce
  • Grape Jelly
  • Heinz Chili Sauce

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  • Meatballs – Feel free to use different flavors of frozen meatballs. You can even use turkey meatballs or homemade meatballs.
  • Seasoning – You can easily add in seasoning to the mixture. Salt, pepper, and garlic powder are a great addition.
  • Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce – You can mix grape jelly and BBQ sauce for delicious flavor.

Step by Step Instructions:

Adding the meatballs to the slow cooker

Step 1 – Add frozen meatballs to slow cooker.

Adding the chili sauce and grape jelly in the crock pot with the meatballs

Step 2 – Add in the the grape jelly and chili sauce to the crockpot.

Mixing the ingredients together in the slow cooker

Step 3 – After pouring sauce over meatballs, stir until all the ingredients are well combined.

Cooking the meatballs in the slow cooker

Step 4 – Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for for 4-5 hours. Then serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cooking Time – The heating time of the meatballs will vary depending on your slow cooker. They may not take as long if your meatballs are thawed.
  • Combining Ingredients – We like to make sure that meatballs are completely covered with the sauces.
Grape Jelly Meatballs in the slow cooker

How to Serve Crockpot Jelly Meatballs:

These Jelly Meatballs can be served many different ways. Here are some of the ways we have served them.

Do I Thaw Meatballs before Cooking:

It not necessary. I normally just take the meatballs straight from the freezer and toss and go.

How Long to Heat Meatballs:

They do not take long since the meatballs are already fully cooked. You can cook them on high for 2-3 hours or on low for for 4-5 hours.

Grape Jelly Meatballs on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. They are great leftover and can easily be heated on the stovetop over medium heat or the microwave.

Can You Freeze?

Yes you can freeze. Make sure to store in a freezer container or a zip lock bag for best results. They will stay fresh for up to 2 months.

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Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

4.85 from 26 votes
Make these delicious Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs with only 3 ingredients! They are savory and sweet and amazing for game day, parties and much more.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 539


  • 32 oz homestyle meatballs
  • 20 oz Grape Jelly
  • 12 oz Chili Sauce
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  • Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for for 4-5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 539kcal, Carbohydrates 57g, Protein 20g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 82mg, Sodium 655mg, Potassium 537mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 39g, Vitamin A 297IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 39mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. Danny says:

    2 stars
    I thought these were TOO sweet. I’ll make again, but cut the jelly down to 10-12 oz. and kick up the chili sauce to 18-20 oz. Think that’s a better mix.

  2. Wendy says:

    4 stars
    I loved it. My Hubby thought it was a little to sweet.

  3. Myla says:

    5 stars
    We do these for every holiday gathering do will be having these for Super Bowl.

  4. Elaine S Henricksen says:

    I was worried I would’ve messed this one up with the amount of jelly I used since i used extra, but it turned out delicious

  5. Pam C Booker says:

    5 stars
    We fix these meatballs alot during football season & even had them at Christmas dinner! So easy & so good! Never any leftovers!

  6. Mary L Johnson says:

    5 stars
    So easy, fast & everyone loves it!
    Definitely a keeper.
    Love your site, keep all those great recipes coming.
    All Stay safe & Well & Happy Holidays!!

  7. Heather says:

    5 stars
    These meatballs are extremely easy to throw together and taste great! Their even good leftover! I’ve made these several times.

  8. Michelle Alexander says:

    5 stars
    I made these for a football game last weekend and they turned out delicious and I love the three ingredients

  9. Debbie says:

    I’ve been doing this for years!! GREAT!!! Some people weren’t too keen in Chile I use barbecue sauce…same amount…comes out very tasty!