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5 from 27 votes

Sweet & Spicy Meatballs

Great meatballs in an amazing sauce! Also so good for a party
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 servings
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • cup (39g) breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix


  • 1 (12 ounce ) jar chili sauce
  • ¾ cup (229g) jelly (grape, raspberry, or apricot)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Stir together meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Form 1-inch size meatballs and roll between your palms to form into balls.
  • Place meatballs on cookie sheet. No need to space them – but just make sure they aren’t touching each other. Bake 18-25 minutes, or until browned and cooked through to 165°F. Tip: flip them halfway through baking so they’re evenly cooked and browned.
  • Towards the end of the baking process, stir chili sauce and jelly in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook until the jelly is melted and combined into the sauce and the sauce bubbles.
  • Toss hot sauce with cooked meatballs and serve immediately.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg