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Slow cooker grape jelly meatballs stacked in a wide white bowl and topped with fresh parsley.

Slow Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 50-64 meatballs 1x


These 3-ingredient slow cooker grape jelly meatballs only take 5 minutes of prep to make a fun appetizer for game day or holiday parties.


  • 1 bag (32 oz.) frozen homestyle meatballs (about 64 meatballs)
  • 1 bottle (20 oz.) grape jelly
  • 1 bottle (18 oz.) BBQ sauce / 1 bottle (12 oz.) Heinz chili sauce


  1. Place the meatballs in a 6 qt. slow cooker, pour grape jelly and BBQ sauce over them.
  2. Stir to combine until the meatballs are fully coated in the sauce.
  3. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 3-4 hours or until meatballs are warmed through and sauce is bubbly.
  4. Enjoy!


  • Turn the slow cooker to the warm setting for up to 4 hours to keep the meatballs warm for a party.
  • Add more flavor with some smoked paprika, chili powder, or cayenne.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours