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Grape jelly meatballs in a large plate/bowl with bbq sauce and grape jelly in the background
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Grape Jelly Meatballs

Grape Jelly Meatballs are a dump and start appetizer or dinner made up on only 3 ingredients!  This recipe can be made in either the Instant Pot or crockpot. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine amercian
Keyword grape jelly meatballs
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 688kcal
Author Karli Bitner


  • 1 cup water if using Instant Pot
  • 1.5 lbs frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup grape jelly


  • For the Instant Pot: Add the ingredients to the Instant Pot in the order listed. Do not stir.
  • Pressure cook on high pressure for 2 minutes, quick release the pressure.
  • Stir to coat the meatballs in the sauce.
  • For the Crockpot: Add all ingredients (minus the water) into the crockpoot.
  • Heat everything on low for a few hours until the center of the meatballs reach 160°. Stir to coat in the sauce.
  • Serve as is, on a bun or over rice.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg