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Easy Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs are made with grape jelly, chili sauce and ground beef. I discovered just how easy and delicious they are to make in the slow cooker, almost as easy as using frozen meatballs, but a lot tastier!  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 12 oz bottle chili sauce (found in condiment aisle near ketchup)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup grape jelly

Instructions

  • In large bowl, combine beef, egg, onion and salt.
  • Mix together and shape into balls.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes in a skillet so that you can get some grease out of them.  They can finish cooking in the slow cooker.
  • In crockpot, combine chili sauce, lemon juice and grape jelly.
  • Stir in meatballs and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • In large bowl, combine beef, egg, onion and salt.
  • Mix together and shape into balls.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes in a skillet so that you can get some grease out of them.  They can finish cooking in the slow cooker.
  • Place in a gallon size freezer safe bag.
  • Mix together chili sauce, grape jelly and lemon juice.
  • Pour over the meatballs in the bag.
  • Label and lay flat to freeze.
  • Remove from the freezer the night before you plan to cook them.
  • Follow cooking instructions on above recipe.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg