Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Meatballs

Posted on May 10 2011 - 1:10pm by RetroRuth

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A classic recipe from my Mom’s recipe file. She served these every holiday!

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  1. DrJulieAnn aka The Modern Retro Woman May 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I never would have thought to add jelly! I might try this recipe at the end of the semester pot luck!

    • RetroRuth May 12, 2011 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Do it! They are so good! Oh, and a tip: If my mom ran out of time to make the meatballs or if she needed them in a hurry, she would sub frozen swedish meatballs or even cocktail weenies, and it was just as good.

  2. Sara In AZ May 11, 2011 at 2:29 am - Reply

    OMG!!!! These are almost EXACTLY like something my family makes except for they use cranberry sauce instead of grape jelly. C-razy!!!!!

    • RetroRuth May 12, 2011 at 8:42 am - Reply

      I have had that variation! Tom’s Mom makes something like that, and they are delish!

  3. Garnet Scarabin May 13, 2011 at 4:05 am - Reply

    My mom makes the same exact recipe every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas family get-togethers! I wonder if the chili sauce & grape jelly is a weird Michigan thing?

  4. Sile August 23, 2016 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Instead of grape jelly, try it once with jellied cranberry sauce. AMAZEBALLS!

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