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Grape Jelly Meatballs

Try this delicious meatball appetizer recipe for Christmas or New Year. Not only does it have many uses and for all kinds of parties and gatherings, but kids love them too. They go nuts for the taste and because it's fun to pick up food with a toothpick.

And then of course, adults love them because who doesn't love meatballs? And you can serve them over pasta or rice or serve them as an appetizer.

Don't forget that meatballs are easy to make and you can make them ahead of time to save you some trouble down the road.

Perfect for Christmas, New Years and the Superbowl!

What you need:
- 12-ounce package of sausage (ground)
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup of bread crumbs (dried)
- Seasoning to taste (you pick)
- Chili Sauce
- Grape jelly

This is so easy to make it's almost criminal.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

First, mix all of the above ingredients thoroughly. Get your hands dirty and dig in to make the meatballs. All you need to do is shape the meat mixture into little balls, about 1 and 1/2 inch around. Then, bake them for approximately 25 minutes.

Next, make the sauce.

Simply combine an equal amount of the chili sauce and the grape jelly. Then, heat the mixture in a large saucepan. At this point, add the baked meatballs, gently mixing everything together and then heat through.

Serve with toothpicks inserted into each meatball and surround them with the remaining sauce. You can serve them immediately or store for use later. If you decide to store the meatballs, just warm them up in a saucepan just before you serve them.

For an twist on the same theme, serve this meatball appetizer with heated pineapple chunks added to the sauce.


Sara Gray is an avid lover of appetizers and has created a great website called Easy Appetizer Recipes where you can find delicious ideas for all kinds of hot and cold appetizers, raclette grilling, tapas small plates, snacks, chips and dip ideas, and appetizer soups.