• Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10


  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 cup (250 mL) soft, fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) red currant jelly


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Gently blend beef, breadcrumbs, egg, milk, onion, garlic, salt and pepper until evenly combined.
  • Form into about 40 bite-sized meatballs.
  • Place meatballs on a foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet; bake for 20 minutes or until cooked all the way through.
  • Combine chili sauce and jelly in a saucepan set over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring, until jelly dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cooked meatballs to the sauce; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Makes 8 servings.
  • Twists:
  • Twist 1:For a meat variation, use ground turkey or pork for the ground beef.
  • Twist 2:For a vegetarian option, purchase ready made veggiemeatballs and heat in the sauce for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Twist 3:For a peachy version, substitute peach jam for the red currant jelly.
  • Twist 4:For a tangy citrus version, substitute citrus marmalade for the red currant jelly.
  • Twist 5:For a sweet and spicy version, substitute hot pepper jelly for the red currant jelly.
  • Twist 6:For a grape-licious version, substitute grape jelly for the red currant jelly.
  • Twist 7:For an Indian-influenced version, substitute mango chutney for the red currant jelly.
  • Nutritional Information:
  • Per Serving: 228 calories, 7 g fat, 12 g protein, 27 g carbs, 1 g fibre, 559 mg sodium.


Excellent source vitamin B12, vitamin D, and zinc.

Categories: Appetizer  Beef  Dairy  Vegetable 

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