- 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
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- In a small saucepan, combine juice, jelly, ketchup and tomato sauce. Cook and stir over medium heat until jelly is melted.
- 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. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
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Nutrition Facts1 meatball: 147 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 411mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
- Apr 28, 2017
got asked for this recipe a lot. I tried both Italian and Home Style frozen meatballs, and the Italian was a bit tastier, like the recipe recommends.
- Jan 30, 2017
Because of what I had on hand at the time, I switched the apple jell and grape juice to apple juice and grape jelly. The meatballs were a big hit at our party. I will definitely make this again for dinner and serve over rice!
- Nov 24, 2016
We had a get together at our home and I served these meatballs. Everyone loved them, even my husband which really surprised me! The sauce comes out tangy and very delicious. I didn't have a single meatball left over. Perfect for any get together, and excellent to take along to a potluck.
- Mar 21, 2016
I have made these numerous times and they are always a hit!
- Dec 6, 2015
These are easy to make, and they are great to have on hand for a party or get-together. I like to add a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to the saucepan mixture as well, for a bit of added flavor.
- 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.
- Feb 25, 2015
Delicious and simple to make. Would make them again
- Oct 1, 2014
Love this recipe!! Didn't have apple jelly so used grape jelly and apple juice instead of grape juice.
- 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! ;)
- Jan 26, 2014
These are my go to for meatballs. They are always a party pleaser!