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Welch’s Grape Jelly

Recipe: Welch’s Grape Jelly Meatballs

Featuring winner of the ChefsBest Excellence Award, Welch's Concord Grape Jelly

A classic party appetizer, these meatballs with Welch’s Grape Jelly are a perfectly delicious, sweet-and-tangy flavor combo. Making them in the slow cooker leaves you plenty of time to entertain and enjoy the party!

Serves: 20
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 3 hrs 30 min
Total Time: 3 hrs 35 min


  • 1 squeeze bottle (or 2½ cups) Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly
  • 1 18 oz. bottle of SWEET BABY RAY’S® Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 package (2 lb) frozen prepared meatballs


Add grape jelly and SWEET BABY RAY’S® Barbecue Sauce to a slow cooker; stir to blend well. Stir in meatballs to coat. Cover and cook, on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, stirring halfway during the cook time, until meatballs are thoroughly heated and sauce is simmering.

Tip: For a spicy kick, add Sriracha hot sauce.

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