Buffet Meatballs Recipe
- 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
- 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.
3 each: 161 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
Reviews for Buffet Meatballs
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"I have made these numerous times and they are always a hit!"
"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."
"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."
"Delicious and simple to make. Would make them again"
"Love this recipe!! Didn't have apple jelly so used grape jelly and apple juice instead of grape juice."
"My friend who always told me that meatballs are gross absolutely LOVED this dinner! I think I made a meatball fan out of her! ;)"
"These are my go to for meatballs. They are always a party pleaser!"
"Delicious and so easy. I didn't have apple jelly so I used a peach jam."
"These were very good. I made them for a Super Bowl party and everyone loved them !"
"They really have a great flavor!!!"
"These were great. I made them for a Super Bowl party. I added a little more brown sugar. Everyone loved them"
"The list of ingredients calls for grape juice AND grape jelly. Is this correct?"
"I made these for my Bunco group last night and everyone wanted the recipe! Very easy to make and tasted delicious!"
"I would suggest substituting grape jelly for the grape juice in the recipe to retain the flavor and to ramp up the sweetness."
"How could i make these sweeter without changing recipe much?"
"Pretty good, I made this for my book club meeting and it was a hit. However, like the previous post I would like it a tad bit sweeter, but I will make again"
"I put the lil smokies in with the meatballs and it turned out great."
"Loved it, has anyone tried to put the lil smokies in the sauce along with the meatballs?"
"This recipe is so tasty and easy. I've made these for holidays, baby showers and potlucks and they are always a big hit."
"This was a nice simple dish to make for my potlock at work. It because a favorite. I personally like my meatballs a bit sweeter but aside from that it was well worth it. I would make this again."
"I used cranberry-grape juice cocktail and it was very good. I found the sauce a little thin, but the taste was great."
"Everyone loved these!!"
"Everyone loved these and SUPER easy!!"
"1 jar of chili sauce and 1 can of cranberry sauce works the same too just less ingredients :)"
"I made these for a reception at my husband's office. They went so quickly that I didn't even get to try them. They must be good."
"Wonderful! Changed out chili sauce for the catsup for a little kick."
"Not as flavorful as they seem they would be."
"These are the best! Everyone always requests that I bring these and how can I refuse when they are so easy!"
"I accidentally read the recipe wrong and used grape JELLY instead of grape juice. I think it had the same effect though and they were still very yummy. I also cooked my meatballs in the microwave before adding them to the sauce so I didn't have to use my slow cooker."
"These are so easy and such a nice change from most meatball flavors. I made them for my daughter's 18th birthday party and they were a hit for everyone, young children through all the ages. Definitely a recipe I will use again."
"they are grateMarlene Leger"
"to speed up cook time, warm meatballs in microwave before putting in slow cooker"