These Crockpot Meatballs are the PERFECT party food. The slow cooked meatballs have nearly ZERO prep time and can stay warm until party time!
Crockpot Meatballs – These Slow Cooker Meatballs are SO GOOD!
Crockpot Meatballs are one of my go to appetizers or party food. There aren't very many recipes that you can just dump in a crockpot and not think about until party time. Plus, they're ALWAYS a favorite and my kids will ensure there are no leftovers. 🙂
This recipe is even easier because it only requires 3 basic ingredients that are always in our pantry. We are always “party-ready” to whip up a batch in just a few hours!
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How to make homemade meatballs
Apparently Shannon is the queen of homemade meatballs!
Homemade meatballs are super easy to make. Just gather all your ingredients and get to rollin'!
Can you put raw meatballs in a slow cooker?
I don't recommend using raw meatballs for this crockpot meatballs recipe.
But, if you're making a recipe where spaghetti sauce and meatballs are involved, you can definitely put the meatballs in raw along with the sauce. Just be sure to use lean ground beef so the sauce doesn't get greasy.
How to make meatballs in crockpot?
To get started with this crockpot meatballs recipe, you'll need a 32 oz package of frozen meatballs, a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce and a jar of grape jelly. That's it! 🙂 Grab the recipe below to print and save this one – it will be a fast favorite!
The only real work with this one is mixing the barbecue sauce and grape jelly together in a small bowl.
Pour the sauce into the slow cooker and stir in meatballs making sure to coat all the meatballs. Let the meatballs take a slow bath in the yummy sauce for about 3-4 hours until it's party time!
Serve straight out of the crockpot or transfer to a large serving bowl or platter. Yum, yum! 😋
What do you serve with crockpot meatballs?
These Crockpot Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for a party, but you could also serve them as a main dish as well. They are delicious over rice or on a sandwich roll. 🙂
Here are a few other party type recipes that would be a fun addition with the meatballs.
- The Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Heath Bar Apple Dip
- Strawberry Salsa
- Slow Cooker Rotel Dip
- Sassy Chicken Enchilada Dip
- slow cooker
- 32 oz pkg frozen meatballs (or homemade)
- 18 oz bottle barbecue sauce
- 18 oz jar grape jelly
- In a small bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce and grape jelly; add to slow cooker.
- Stir in meatballs.
- Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.
- Serve immediately.
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