About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Nikki says

    Erin, I’ve never made these and if you would tell me about the ingredients and not show me the recipe I would thank you were messing with me. Grape jelly and chili sauce ketchup? You know I really have to try this now, cuz this sounds kind of amazing. Either that or this is an early April Fool’s Day post. LOL I used to work with a woman who would use orange marmalade in her meatballs, but I’ve never heard of using grape jelly.

    I absolutely love my crockpot and I love quick and fast, so this is getting pinned and stumbled so that I remember to make this for our next get-together. I am really intrigued.

    • Erin says

      You’re so funny, Nikki! I thought the same thing…grape jelly, what?? But trust me it works and it’s g-o-o-d! It’s so simple, but tastes like a million bucks! Enjoy!

  2. sherry says

    These look so good and easy! I have not ever put chili sauce in my meatballs, but I bet it makes them taste wonderful. My family would love them!

  3. Marilyn says

    I use grape jelly in my crock pot ribs! I bet it is wonderful with the meat balls! Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope you will join me Monday at #OverTheMoon!

    • Marilyn says

      Added you to Recipe Sharing board and yummed! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.
      Please visit Thursday Favorite Things for more sharing fun!

  4. Lindsay says

    OMG I’m obsessed with this! I can’t wait to try it out this weekend. I LOVE LOVE LOVE crockpot recipes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Kathryn says

    Erin, this post is so timely. My little girl just brought me her plastic spaghetti and meatball toy meal from her play kitchen. We talked about how it would be fun to make meatballs. Awesome! Time to buy grape jelly. 🙂

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