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Slow Cooker BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs

Slow Cooker BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs are so easy to make with only 3 simple ingredients! Perfect as an appetizer for any party or served over meatballs for dinner!

close up of slow cooker bbq grape jelly meatballs in a bowl and splattered sauce on the table

Meatballs are a classic appetizer that is so delicious and kid-friendly! But what is so great about these meatballs is that it is made with only 3 simple ingredients: frozen meatballs, grape jelly, and barbeque sauce. That’s it! It takes seconds to put together in the Crock-Pot and then no more work is required! The barbeque sauce and grape jelly melt together to make this sweet and tangy sauce that is very irresistible! It’s an easy appetizer for any party like Christmas, New Year’s, or a game day. But it is hearty enough to be the main meal. Serve it with sides or on top of mashed potatoes or rice and you’ll have the easiest dinner ever!

one meatball on a toothpick and a bowl of meatballs behind it

Ingredients

  • Frozen meatballs– this is what makes this recipe so easy! Both frozen beef or turkey meatballs taste great in this dish. But if you have some fresh meatballs on hand, you can use those too. I would recommend reducing the time to prevent them from burning.
  • Grape jelly– jarred or homemade jelly can be used.
  • Crispix cereal– any brand of bbq sauce will taste good. Sweet bbq would make it taste extra sweet, vinegar based will give it an extra zip, and spicy will give it exactly that- spice!

How to make it

This is the easiest recipe to make. All you have to do is:

Combine frozen meatballs, grape jelly, and barbeque sauce in the bottom of a slow cooker.

Stir – everything together well to make sure each meatball is completely covered with the sauce.

Cook– on high for 2-3 hours or on low for about 3-4 hours, stirring once to prevent burning on the edges.

Serve– on warm setting in the slow cooker for up to 3 hours.

How to store bbq grape jelly meatballs

These meatballs are best when stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

They can also be frozen! Just place it in an air-tight container and freeze for up to 2 months.

bowl and crockpot full of slow cooker bbq grape jelly meatballs

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Slow Cooker BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs

Slow Cooker BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs are so easy to make with only 3 simple ingredients! Perfect as an appetizer for any party or served over meatballs for dinner!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 343 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 32 ounce bag frozen meatballs
  • 18 ounces grape jelly
  • 18 ounces barbeque sauce

Instructions
 

  • In the bottom of a slow cooker, add meatballs, grape jelly, and barbeque sauce. Stir well to cover each meatball with sauce.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-4 hours, stirring once halfway through.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

Tip and Tricks
  • The meatballs can be left in the slow cooker for up to 3 hours on the warm setting.
  • Any brand of bbq sauce or grape jelly will work well.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
*Nutritional values and cook times vary due to cookware and product brand selection.

Nutrition

Serving: 12gCalories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSodium: 384mgSugar: 37g
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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs
Serving Size
 
12 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
343
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Sodium
 
384
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
46
g
15
%
Sugar
 
37
g
41
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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