Fast and easy slow cooker sweet and spicy meatballs. Serve as an appetizer at your holiday party or as a meal along side quinoa and coleslaw.
These slow cooker meatballs are an easy appetizer to serve over the holidays. There are only three ingredients; grape jelly, BBQ sauce or chili sauce, and frozen meatballs. That’s it! Toss it all in your slow cooker give it a stir and leave it for 4 hours. And it’s done. Can’t get much easier.
I did decide that I would make my own meatballs for this recipe. I made a big batch on the weekend and froze them as two portions. The I could use them when I needs them. This is the recipe for classic Italian meatballs that I like to use. (I’ll post the recipe soon…)
I also reduced the amount of sauce that I have seen used in similar recipes. Most call for about 2 1/2 cups each of grape jelly and BBQ sauce. I just find that to be to much sauce and to sweet for my liking. I used about 30 meatballs and 1 cup each for the sauce.
These meatballs are prefect appetizers for any party. Stick a toothpick in them for easy serving and eating. Done! 🙂
If you want to serve the meatballs as a main meal, try them over white or brown rice, or quinoa. I used both but prefer the quinoa. The kids really liked mixing the sauce into the quinoa and I like the additional nutrition. Also, try with my absolute favourite coleslaw recipe to get the veggies too.
- about 30 frozen pre-cooked meatballs
- 1 cup grape jelly
- 1 cup BBQ sauce or Chili sauce
- Add grape jelly and BBQ sauce to slow cooker and stir well. Add meatballs and stir to coat.
- Cook on high for 3 - 4 hours.
- Serve as a main meal along side cooked quinoa and coleslaw or as an appetizer.