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Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs Recipe
Game day for Super Bowl Sunday is quickly approaching and I wanted to share a recipe that is quick and easy as well as delicious! These meatballs are perfection....a real crowd pleaser and the recipe I'm sharing can be done 2 ways, just in case you do not have certain kitchen appliances on hand.

 In my family this is a 'semi-staple' at every get together because it is bite size and kids also really enjoy these. The reason I say 'semi-staple' is because we usually do not serve them at Christmas Dinner and Easter since there are so many other traditional dishes there; yet if it's a birthday, family game night, super bowl, playoffs, dinner party, baby shower, or bridal event these meatballs are always a great idea. It's an easy menu item for guests to handle and the flavor is a familiar BBQ taste that is sweet yet savory. Serve with sturdy two-prong toothpicks 'bamboo forks' to make it an amazing user friendly dish.

bbq sauce grape jelly mini meatballs
Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs
Only need 2 ingredients for the sauce!

BBQ Sauce
Concord Grape Jelly
    - frozen 32 oz bag
    - mini size or full size
Optional {recommended}
Green Onions

Slow Cooker or Crock Pot
Baking Sheet

BBQ sauce grape concord jelly sweet savory mini meatballs slow cooker crock pot
Can be made as a Slow Cooker dinner too:)

BBQ Meatballs grape concord jelly recipe for slow cooker crock pot sweet savory
I used Smucker's Concord Grape Jelly.

 BBQ Meatballs grape concord jelly recipe for slow cooker crock pot yummy
 Below you'll see 2 different ways to prep these BBQ Meatballs.

BBQ Meatballs grape concord jelly recipe for slow cooker crock pot savory sweet
The BBQ sauce in this recipe was Masterpiece Hickory Brown Sugar.

BBQ Meatballs grape concord jelly recipe for slow cooker crock pot delicious recipe
Instructions for cooking BBQ Meatballs 2 different ways are below!

Slow Cooker and Crock Pot Instructions
This idea is the easiest option when hosting an event, these can cook away while you tend to other details of your meal and decor for the party!

Step 1:
Place frozen meatballs into slow cooker.

Step 2:
Pour BBQ sauce and Grape Concord Jelly over the meatballs.

Step 3:
Cook on High for 3hrs.
- toss to coat meatballs in sauce when complete, garnish with green onions, serve, you're DONE!

Oven Instructions
If you find yourself with no slow cooker/ crock pot in sight, like me one time, we couldn't find the ceramic insert...just the outer warming receptacle and glass lid. With a party in a few hours I had to make them in the oven.
Step 1:
Line your baking sheet with parchment or foil. Bake meatballs according to the instructions on your specific package of meatballs.

BBQ mini meatballs grape concord jelly recipe for slow cooker crock pot super bowl game day tailgating

Step 2:
Warm up BBQ sauce and Grape Concord Jelly at medium heat on the stove top in a large, deep pot. Stir occasionally until it's simmering and silky smooth consistency.

BBQ Meatballs grape concord jelly recipe for cooking sauce on stove top

Step 3:
Add cooked meatballs into sauce mixture and combine the two, coating the meatballs. Garnish with green onion and serve!

This recipe can be adapted to any type of meat dish you want to warm up or cook in a crock pot. Make sure the meat is fully cooked if just warming up. Also this can be served as an appetizer or made into a main course simply be serving over some white rice with some veggies on the side.

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Have a wonderful day!!!

~Be Sweet
Sweetest Haute

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  1. This would be a great recipe for the super bowl this weekend. Thanks for sharing at the Motivational Monday Link Party!

    Bethany from The Southern Couture

  2. Very flavorful, very tender results. My mouth is watering already!! :)

  3. I can't wait to try this recipe for a kids birthday party!

  4. Ps: I plan to make the meatballs from scratch though ;)


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