Recipe: Welch’s Grape Jelly Meatballs

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! Perfect for game day, or a birthday party, these incredible meatballs are extremely easy to make (the slow cooker does all the work for you)! Pro tip: prepare these the day before your party and then just reheat them on the day of your 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 cooking time, until meatballs are thoroughly heated and sauce is simmering.

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

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