These meatballs have been a favorite for many people for decades but some are just discovering them. So, if you’re new to this idea of grape jelly and meatballs, hang on for a real treat!

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Grape Jelly/ Chili Sauce Appetizer Meatballs (serves at least 2 dozen people. Prep. Time 2-4 hours in the slow cooker)

1 jar grape jelly

2 bottles Heinz Chili Sauce (make sure you don’t accidentally get ketchup or cocktail sauce!)

1 Tb. Worcestershire Sauce

3 lbs. small frozen cooked meatballs (Don’t get the big meatballs! The package has something like 160 in it)

Mix the jelly, chili sauce and Worcestershire in a medium bowl.  It doesn’t matter if the jelly is a little lumpy, just mix it together as best you can. Dump the meatballs in the slow cooker.  Pour in the sauce and stir to coat.  Cook on high 2 hours or on low 4 hours then just keep warm in the pot as the party goes on.

If you like a little spicy sauce, you can add in hot sauce, sriracha or horseradish to taste.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

(Honestly, all these years of doing fancy prep. work, coming up with creative dishes, etc. and all I had to do to be a huge hit with the inlaws is to slap together some jars of stuff and a bag of frozen meatballs?!  Oh well, the point of cooking is to make people happy, right?)