Sweet BBQ Meatballs

Here is my Pinterest review of the month. These sweet bbq meatballs have people talking! I tried them out and not only are they tasty, they are super easy! The recipe only calls for three ingredients, which means that there are fewer chances of forgetting to pick up ingredients at the store, the recipe makes quite a bit and they make a great appetizer for a party. Be warned however that people will begin to gather and form a flock around your crockpot. Yes, I said crockpot! It's a fix it and forget it meal. Due to the ease of the crockpot, I plan on making these lots over the summer, so I don't have to heat up my house with the stove going.

When I prepared this recipe I chose honey flavored barbecue sauce, there is also a spicy honey flavor, but because I feed a little superhero in my house, I skipped the spicy. My husband loves spicy but he puts sriracha on everything without tasting it anyway. If you like spicy, add a dash or two of asain hot sauce to the jelly/bbq mix. If you prefer a more liquid sauce, add a bit of water. I loved the thickness of this sauce, and it was perfect served over rice, with just enough stickiness to jazz it up.

I have made this several times, and my preference is using a larger meatball (when given the option) because I felt that it stayed more moist. I also preferred the homestyle meatball to the Italian, but both were great.

These make awesome leftovers. Serving them over toasted hot dog buns would make a great cheater meatball sub, and make leftovers not feel like leftovers! Serve with a nice green veggie to round out this meal.


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    Sharon Ng
    Monthly Newsletter Contributor since 2012
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Sweet Crockpot BBQ Meatballs

A sweet bbw meatball recipe that only requires 3 ingredients and simmers away in the crockpot.

Serving size: 6
Calories per serving: 377

1 (32-ounce) bag meatballs, frozen
1 (9-ounce) jar grape jelly
1 (18-ounce) jar barbecue sauce
1 dash sriracha asian hot sauce- optional

Combine the barbecue sauce and grape jelly (and optional hot sauce) into the slow cooker and then add the meatballs.
Cook the mixture on high for 2 – 2 ½ hours until completely cooked through.

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