These dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free meatballs are so versatile.
Once cooked, simmer them in barbecue, marinara, or make this easy appetizer sauce!
See recipe below.
Just when we thought these allergy-friendly meatballs couldn’t get any better,
hubs had to bring them up another notch for Christmas.
You may already make our marinara meatballs,
or our barbecue meatballs.
Thank you for all the love!
This is a pretty special holiday dish…
that my milk allergy son, my egg allergy niece, and my wheat allergy father-in-law can all enjoy.
We’re so glad you like it, too!
But let’s talk option number three for these today!
Because nobody tires of meatball recipes, lol.
As you can see, we had these babies swimming in sauce.
And every last one of them got eaten in two days.
We even doubled the recipe!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE GRAPE JELLY MEATBALLS
Hubby knew he wanted to try the famous grape jelly meatball recipe that’s been around forever.
Sounded odd to me,
but our members have loved this meatball sauce, too.
And I trust them!
Hubs wanted a recipe using homemade meatballs, but all he could find was recipes online using frozen meatballs.
As you may know, our meatball recipe is soooooo much better than frozen meatballs.
Truly, you won’t regret taking the time to make these from scratch.
After all, it’s my food allergy kiddo’s favorite food.
Then hubs came up with some good measurements for grape jelly sauce…
and the stars aligned.
It was meatball perfection. The kiddos say this is their new favorite way to eat them, and I can’t say I blame them.
What’s not to love about grape jelly?
To make this meatball sauce, you just need grape jelly and chili sauce.
I have photos for you…allergy moms like that.
Here’s the ingredients on our bottle of chili sauce.
But always check ingredients for yourself. They can change.
GRAPE JELLY MEATBALLS RECIPE
To make homemade grape jelly meatballs,
first make a batch of our dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free meatballs.
It makes a little over 30, and we double the recipe for large get-togethers.
When the meatballs come out of the oven,
transfer them to a pot or a crock pot and simmer them in grape jelly sauce…
instead of marinara or barbecue.
If you want to make the meatballs a day ahead,
just cook the meatballs and put them in the refrigerator in an airtight container,
without the sauce.
Make up the sauce, and simmer the meatballs in it next day when you are ready to enjoy.
This is a great way to prep for parties a day ahead.
GRAPE JELLY MEATBALL SAUCE
For 30-ish meatballs, combine together:
6 oz. jarred chili sauce (1/2 bottle)
3/4 cup grape jelly
For 60-ish meatballs, combine together:
12 oz jarred chili sauce (1 bottle)
1-1/2 cups grape jelly
Once you mix the two ingredients together, just pour the sauce over the cooked meatballs in a pot or crock pot.
Stir to combine the sauce and cooked meatballs.
Let the cooked meatballs simmer in the sauce on low heat.
Enjoy hot from the pot!
Refrigerate any leftovers for the next day.
They heat up great even in the microwave.
There may just be a fight over who gets the last ones.
Hope you enjoy these homemade grape jelly meatballs as much as we do!