Hot and Saucy Cocktail Meatballs

The delicious sweet-and-spicy sauce for these classic meatballs couldn’t be easier!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

2
pounds lean ground beef
1
cup Progresso™ dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
2/3
cup finely chopped onion
1/2
cup milk
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
teaspoons salt
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
eggs
2
bottles (12 ounces each) chili sauce
2
jars (10 ounces each) grape jelly

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Stir together all ingredients except chili sauce and jelly. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place in ungreased retangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, or on rack in broiler pan.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear.
  • 3 Heat chili sauce and jelly in Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring contantly, until jelly is melted. Stir in meatballs until coated. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes. Serve hot with toothpicks.

Expert Tips

Handle meatballs as little as possible when forming them to keep them moist and tender.

This mouthwatering sauce is just as scrumptious when used with prepared frozen meatballs or smoked cocktail sausages.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Meatball
Calories
65
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
15 mg
15 %;
Sodium
200 mg
200 %;
Total Carbohydrate
9 g
9 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.