Cocktail Meatballs and Sweet Chili Sauce

This classic party appetizer features savory, sweet and spicy flavors. Photo credit: Amy Johnson from She Wears Many Hats.

Serves: 18
Serving Size: 2 meatballs
30 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cocktail Meatballs, beat egg and milk in large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, minced onions, seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well.

  • Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Arrange meatballs in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Drain well.

  • For the Sweet Chili Sauce, mix grape jelly, ketchup and chili powder in skillet on medium heat. Cook and stir until jelly is melted and sauce is heated through. Add cooked meatballs; toss to coat with sauce.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 110Cholesterol: 26mg
  • Sodium: 262mgProtein: 6g
  • Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 0gCarbohydrate: 17g

Ratings & Reviews: 5

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  • Mccormick W. on 01/16/2015

    I am a Culinary Manager at the one and only McCormick World of Flavors here in Baltimore, Maryland. I used this recipe for a cooking class in December and it was a huge hit. Great flavor inside and out.

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  • PATRICIA on 10/02/2014

    A wonderful recipes and a lot of help .

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  • Alexis on 11/13/2015

    This recipe has been a classic holiday for tree trimming parties for 23 years.

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  • Peter on 01/15/2015

    Serving meatballs with sweet chili sauce is a favorite entertaining dish of mine. You can even use frozen cooked meatballs.

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  • Paulette P. on 01/15/2015

    never heard of a can of ketchup. How many ounces?

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