Grape Jelly Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs is easy to make in the with only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! Take these to a party and they will disappear quickly.
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The sweetness of the jelly combined with the deep, rich flavors of BBQ sauce, and you have a perfect combination.
Appetizer Perfect for Holidays and Potlucks
The next time you have a dish-to-pass, consider filling your slow cooker with meatballs and pouring this Grape Jelly BBQ Sauce over the top. Let the little gems heat up and serve. I love these simple recipes that everyone loves.
They are perfect for parties, family get togethers, Holidays, and game day.
While you can use any brand of barbecue sauce, my preference is Sweet Baby Ray’s. As for the grape jelly, any brand will do; I don’t have a brand preference.
I have come to realize that this recipe for slow cooker meatballs might be a Midwest thing. For years, this simple appetizer has graced the food table at many get-togethers.
These meatballs are a tried and true appetizer recipe of mine. They literally couldn’t be easier to make and everyone always loves them. Other bite-size appetizers that work great with this BBQ sauce:
- Little smokies
- Mini-hot dogs
- Chicken wings
- Cut-up Chicken bites
Simple Ingredients BBQ Sauce
It is true, you could make all of the ingredients from scratch. However, it is so simple to just combine a few items to make your delicious sauce. This recipe is a dump and go type recipe. It allows you to spend your time focusing on other things.
Yet, the Barbecue Sauce and Grape Jelly Crock Pot Meatballs is a dish that people seem to love at any gathering, whether it is a Christmas Party, New Year’s Eve, Game Day, or any other reason you can find to get a crowd together to share a meal, this simple appetizer is a wonderful and welcome addition to the table.
How to Make Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs
Add meatballs to slow cooker. You can make your own or keep it simple and use a large bag of frozen meatballs.
Mix the BBQ ingredients. Once mixed, just pour over the meatballs.
Cook the ingredients on high for 2-3 hours to get the meatballs warmed through and the sauce will thicken a bit too. Stirring once an hour helps make sure that all the meatballs are sauced.
Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs
- Combine Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce with grape jelly in a separate mixing bowl or right in the slow cooker. Use a whisk to mix it well. There will be tiny specs of the grape jelly yet.
- Add the frozen meatballs and stir to coat. Stir once an hour to help the meatballs cook evenly and get fully coated with the BBQ sauce.
- Heat on high for 3 hours until the meatballs are heated through and the sauce is thick and bubbly.
- Serve right from the slow cooker or pate for a beautiful presentation.
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