You will be amazed at how tasty these are. I remember the first time I had them, I couldn't believe what the sauce was.


  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 c. dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1 small onion chopped (about 1/4 c.)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T. parsley
  • 1-12 oz, bottle chili sauce
  • 1-10 oz. jar grape jelly


Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all ingredients, except the last 3, together. Shape into twenty 1 1/2 inch balls. Place in rectangular pan, 13x9x2". Bake 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Drain grease off.

In a crock pot (or sauce pan) add parsley, chili sauce and grape jelly. Heat through and melt jelly. Add meat balls.

You can also purchase pre made meatballs in your freezer section in your grocery store. They aren't as good as home made but, in a hurry, you have a great appitizer. Try it. If you don't like this sauce, I'll be suprised.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Betty Crocker Cookbook
Submitted By: Teagen Lefere
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