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Buffet Meatballs Recipe
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Buffet Meatballs Recipe

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Janet Anderson needs only five ingredients to fix these easy appetizers that she serves at her home in Carson City, Nevada. Grape juice and apple jelly are the secrets behind the sweet yet tangy sauce that complements convenient packaged meatballs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 cup apple jelly
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (64 ounces) frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 161 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the juice, jelly, ketchup and tomato sauce. Cook and stir over medium heat until jelly is melted.
  2. Place meatballs in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over the top and gently stir to coat. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Yield: about 10-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Buffet Meatballs in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 161 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"This was just the recipe I was looking for. It's sweet and tangy. It makes a lot, though. If you don't have a family of 5 or more I'd suggest halving the recipe. I made it for myself to eat for lunches, and it is way too much. I've had about 5 or six meals worth, and I think I've only made it halfway through the batch."

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"Delicious and simple to make. Would make them again"

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"Love this recipe!! Didn't have apple jelly so used grape jelly and apple juice instead of grape juice."

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"My friend who always told me that meatballs are gross absolutely LOVED this dinner! I think I made a meatball fan out of her! ;)"

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"These are my go to for meatballs. They are always a party pleaser!"

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