Party Cocktail Meatballs

These meatballs are a big hit with my extended family. I have also brought them to work and school functions.

Original recipe makes 32 servings


5 pounds frozen cooked meatballs, thawed
1 (28 ounce) bottle ketchup
1 (18 ounce) jar apple jelly
1 (12 ounce) jar red currant jelly
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    30 mins


    45 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water; bring to a boil. Cook meatballs, working in batches of necessary, in the boiling water until they begin floating on top and are heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon, drain in a strainer, and transfer to a large saucepan.
  2. Combine ketchup, apple jelly, red currant jelly, and hot sauce in a separate large saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until jelly is dissolved and sauce is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour sauce over meatballs. Simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until meatballs and sauce are thoroughly heated, 15 to 20 minutes.


Calories: 241 kcal
Carbohydrates: 27.8 g
Cholesterol: 59 mg
Fat: 9.2 g
Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 12.3 g
Sodium: 361 mg