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Classic Muscadine Cocktail Meatballs

Classic Muscadine Cocktail Meatballs, made with frozen meatballs, chili sauce and Muscadine jelly, are classic 'South' and a crowd favorite.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, cocktail food, crock pot meatballs, grape jelly meatballs, ground beef, hot appetizer, jelly meatballs, meatballs, muscadines, party meatball, party meatballs, party snack, scuppernong, slow cooker, slow cooker meatballs, sweet and sour, sweet and sour meatballs, tailgate
Servings: 15 servings based on 8 to 10 meatballs per person
Calories: 487kcal
Cost: $0.09

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Equipment

  • large slow cooker

Ingredients

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    Ingredients for Classic Muscadine Cocktail Meatballs

    Instructions

    The Method

    • Combine the jelly, the chili sauce, and the cayenne in a medium non-stick saucepan and heat until warm. I also whisk this very well for several minutes.
    • Set up a large slow cooker and set to 'low.' Place cocktail meatballs into the cooker and pour the sauce over the meatballs. Give the entire pot a good stir with a rubber spatula and replace the lid. Cook on low for 4 hours.
    • For tailgating, serve right from the crock pot with toothpicks to handle. You may want something nicer for a holiday party. I use a party chaffing dish.

    Notes

    Four pounds of mini meatballs may sound like a lot, but if you figure around eight to ten meatballs per person, you are right up there with a houseful of say 15 to 20 partygoers.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1serving | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.