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sweet and tangy meatballs
Sweet and tangy meatballs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Super easy! Classic sweet and tangy meatballs with a little Bourbon.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 - 16 people
Author: Michelle Barsness
  • 2 12 oz bottles Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 18 oz jar concord grape jelly (= 1 1/2 cups jelly)
  • 1 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 26 oz packages frozen Italian Style Meatballs like Cooked Perfect brand
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions optional garnish
  1. Combine the chili sauce, grape jelly, mustard and Bourbon in a large pot and heat over medium-low. Stir frequently until the jelly has completely melted. Once it gets hot and bubbly, reduce the heat to low and allow it to simmer for several minutes.

  2. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and let them simmer for several minutes until the sauce thickens and the meatballs are heated through.

  3. Serve with a sprinkling of scallions on top.

Recipe Notes

I used pre-cooked frozen Italian-style meatballs such as "Cooked Perfect" brand. This should be enough sauce for about 30-35 meatballs. There were 26 meatballs in each 26 oz package. I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you do, please return to the blog and leave me a comment. Get more great recipes by signing up for the weekly email at https://pineneedlesinmysalad.com