Grandma's Cocktail Meatballs


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • ¼ cup crushed saltine crackers
  • 1egg
  • 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14 ounces apple jelly
  • 13 ounces ketchup
  • ½ cup red wine
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Mix together beef, crackers, egg, and onion soup mix in a bowl; shape into about 50 1-inch balls.


  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs in hot oil, about 2 minutes per side.

  • Step 3

    Stir apple jelly and ketchup together in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook and stir until the jelly melts and the mixture is smooth. Stir the wine into the jelly mixture, add the meatballs, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 25 minutes.

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