These Crockpot Meatballs are the PERFECT party food with hardly any prep time. Cook them for a few hours in a slow cooker until party time!
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!
How to make homemade meatballs
Apparently Shannon is the queen of homemade meatballs! She was gracious enough to share her recipe (which is amazing by the way). If you want to make up a big batch of her homemade meatballs you can find the recipe here.
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 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?
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 goes good with 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. 🙂
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 Chicken Ro-tel 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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