Give-Me-More Meatballs

Esther Becker Gordonville, PA • Ruth Shank Gridley, IL

Prep. Time: 25–30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 6–10 Hours


  • cups chili sauce
  • 1 cup grape or apple jelly
  • 3 tsp. brown spicy mustard
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. dry bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp. salt

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart


  1. Combine chili sauce, jelly, and mustard in slow cooker. Mix well.
  2. Cover. Cook on High while preparing meatballs.
  3. Mix together remaining ingredients. Shape into 30 balls. Place in baking pan and bake at 400° for 15–20 minutes. Drain well. Spoon into slow cooker. Stir gently to coat well.
  4. Cover. Cook on Low 6–10 hours.


  1. To increase flavor, add ¼ tsp. pepper, ¼ tsp. Italian spice, and a dash of garlic powder to the meatball mixture.

    Sandra Thom Jenks, OK

  2. Use Italian or seasoned bread crumbs in meatball mixture. Add 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce and Tbsp. fresh parsley to meatball mixture.

    Barbara Sparks Glen Burnie, MD

  3. Make meatballs larger and serve with rice or noodles.