Classic Cocktail Meatballs

35 50 servings, 1 meatball (35 g) each
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50 servings, 1 meatball (35 g) each

Like a little black dress, these appetizers are timeless favourites at cocktail hour. Show them off on a platter or keep them at a low simmer in a slow cooker.

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and eggs just until blended. Shape into 50 (1-1/2-inch) meatballs; place on 2 foil-covered rimmed baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 16 min. or until done (160ºF). Meanwhile, bring jelly and chili sauce to boil in large saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Add meatballs to sauce; stir to evenly coat.

Serving Suggestion

Prepare recipe as directed; transfer to slow cooker set on LOW heat to keep warm while serving.


If you don't have 2 rimmed baking sheets, you can bake meatballs in any other shallow baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Just make sure the meatballs are spread into a single layer in each pan.

How to Freeze the Meatballs

Loosely pack the cooled meatballs in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags. Lay bags flat in freezer so meatballs will freeze individually. Store in freezer up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator several hours or overnight before using as desired.


  • 50 servings, 1 meatball (35 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 50 servings, 1 meatball (35 g) each
Calories 80
% Daily Value
Total fat 1.5g
Saturated fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 55mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • samando666 |

    these meatballs are absolutely amazing! i will be making them ALL the time,from now on!

  • deminuits |

    These meatballs disappeared so fast at my party! My guests could not believe that the sauce is made from 2 ingredients. I did cheat and use frozen meatballs, and it's a good thing I had an extra bag of frozen meatballs on hand because I ended up cooking those too. The recipe makes enough sauce to coat 5 lb of meatballs. Definitely a BIG HIT with my guests. I'll make it again for sure.