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Easy Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

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Ready for a simple dinner idea that your family will love? These grape jelly meatballs that you make in a crock pot are just for you! These meatballs are perfect for a simple meal or can be served as a delicious appetizer at your next party.  #grapejellymeatballs #crockpotgrapejellymeatballs #bbqgrapejellymeatballs #3ingredientmeatballs #meatballrecipewithgrapejelly via @somewhatsimple

Ready for a simple dinner idea that your family will love? These grape jelly meatballs that you make in a crock pot are just for you!  Using just 3 ingredients, dinner will be ready in not time.

I love these easy meatballs because they are so versatile.  You can whip up a batch of Garlic Mashed Potatoes and serve them for dinner or serve them alongside some Ham and Cream Cheese Roll Ups as an appetizer at your next Adult Game Night.

grape jelly meatballs on a white plate with mashed potatoes. a white bowl is behind the plate filled with more bbq meatballs.

Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs

My family LOVES meatballs so we make a variety of recipes using them quite often. I’ve shared our Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe, which has an awesome flavor, but the grape jelly meatball recipe I am going to share with you today is not only very delicious, but it is even easier to make. ANNNND these grape jelly meatballs are made using only 3 ingredients that you literally place in the slow cooker and forget about until you are ready to eat. I love easy foods that tempt my taste buds!

To make these grape jelly meatballs, you’ll need 3 things – a bag of meatballs, 1 jar of BBQ sauce, and one jar of grape jelly. Toss the meatballs in the crock pot, pour the sauce and jelly on top, then leave it alone. Dinner will be done in just a bit!

How To Make Grape Jelly Meatballs

This meatball recipe that uses grape jelly is so easy and is made is just a couple easy steps.  Plus, I have created a short video showing the delicious and easy process at the very bottom.

  1. Put the frozen meatballs into a slow cooker
  2. Using a small bowl, mix your favorite barbecue sauce together with grape jelly
  3. Pour the mixture over the frozen meatballs
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for at least 2 hours
  5. Stir periodically so the meatballs on the bottom don’t burn

crock pot full of meatballs baking in bbq sauce and grape jelly

Can You Freeze Grape Jelly Meatballs

Yes, you can definitely freeze these meatballs to eat later.  Wait until the meatballs have completely cooled and then place them in an airtight container with the extra sauce before freezing them.  I typically wouldn’t leave them in the freezer longer than two months.  When you’re ready to use them, just put them in the crock pot and warm them up.

Can You Put Raw Meatballs In The Crock Pot

Yes, you can cook raw meatballs in the slow cooker using this grape jelly meatball recipe.  I like to keep it simple and use frozen meatballs but if you can definitely make your own meatballs.  If you do, you have to try our easy Homemade Meatballs recipe.  If you decide to make your own, use a kitchen thermometer to be sure the internal temperature of the meatball reaches 165 degrees F.

And here is the simple recipe- let’s get cooking!

white bowl full of grape jelly meatballs

More Easy Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

These meatballs are easily one of our family’s favorite things to eat.  Leave us a comment below and let us know how you liked them or tag us on social media the next time you serve these at a party you’re hosting so we can see all of the fun you’re having!

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Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe

Ready for a simple dinner idea that your family will love? These grape jelly meatballs that you make in a crock pot are just for you!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 600 kcal


  • 2 lb bag of frozen meatballs
  • 12 oz jar of grape jelly
  • 12 oz bottle of BBQ sauce


  1. Place the frozen meatballs into your crock pot.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the grape jelly and BBQ sauce until well blended. Pour over meatballs.
  3. Cook on low all day or on high for 2-4 hours.
  4. Serve as a party appetizer or partner with mashed potatoes and dinner rolls for a delicious dinner!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

crock pot meatballs covered in a mixture of bbq sauce and grape jelly in a white bowl

Seriously, how good does that look? That sauce is pretty darn amazing!!

Give it a try – your family will not be disappointed – I pinky promise!

Happy cooking everyone!

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Easy 3 Ingredient Meatballs made with grape jelly and bbq sauce on a white plate with yellow mashed potatoes and parsley sprinkled on top

This recipe originally published on Somewhat Simple in February 2014. It was updated in June 2016 and still reigns as one of our family’s favorite dinners! 

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