Last Updated on October 9, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt
Crockpot grape jelly BBQ meatballs are one of the easiest and best appetizers to take to a party or social gathering. This is a delicious fix it and forget it recipe everyone will love.
WHAT KIND OF MEATBALLS SHOULD I USE?
I love versatile recipes and this one qualifies as easy to customize.
There are lots of different meatball options and you can pick your meatball type by what you like or have on hand.
Some different meatballs to consider are:
- Beef Meatballs
- Italian Meatballs
- Homestyle Meatballs
- Swedish Meatballs
- Pork Meatballs
- Turkey Meatballs
I like to keep bags of frozen meatballs in the freezer so I can throw this appetizer together for those last minute gatherings. This has turned out wonderfully with different meatball styles.
You can also make homemade meatballs for this recipe!
DO I NEED TO BROWN THE MEATBALLS?
I am happy to report that for those of you wondering if you need to brown the meatballs before cooking them in the crockpot the answer is NO.
There is no need to brown the meatballs first. That is one reason this is such a great recipe. This Crockpot Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs recipe is easy!!
If you want to brown them for the nice color it adds you can definitely do it.
HOW SHOULD I SERVE THE MEATBALLS?
How you serve the meatballs is a matter of personal preference.
It is totally acceptable to leave the meatballs in the crockpot and let people scoop what they want out with a serving spoon. This is nice because it allows people to get extra sauce if they like their meatballs saucy.
If you want a more polished look for your party you can remove each meatball from the crockpot and put a toothpick in the meatball and put all the meatballs on a platter. You can always drizzle the extra sauce over the top.
Another way to serve these is by putting all the meatballs in a heap on a big platter and let guests get a meatball with tongs.
INGREDIENTS FOR CROCKPOT MEATBALLS
This crockpot grape jelly BBQ meatballs recipe only has three ingredients. It always amazes me how good these little meatballs taste with only 3 ingredients!
- Barbecue Sauce
- Grape Jelly
HOW TO MAKE CROCKPOT GRAPE JELLY BBQ MEATBALLS
If you can dump ingredients into a crockpot then you can make this recipe! It really is that easy.
STEP ONE: MAKE SAUCE
Start off by combining the barbecue sauce and the grape jelly in a small bowl. Whisk these ingredients together until well-combined.
STEP TWO: FILL CROCKPOT
Now add the sauce to a crockpot and then stir in the meatballs.
STEP THREE: SLOW COOK
Turn the crockpot on to low heat and cook the meatballs for 3-4 hours or until they are cooked thoroughly.
Serve immediately and store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator.
CROCKPOT GRAPE JELLY BBQ MEATBALLS RECIPE
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Crockpot Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs
- Slow Cooker
- 32 oz Meatballs frozen or homemade
- 18 oz Barbecue Sauce
- 30 oz Grape Jelly
- In a small bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce and grape jelly until combined.
- Add the sauce to the crockpot. Stir in the meatballs.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the meatballs are cooked through.
- Serve immediately. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
If you loved this easy meatball recipe be sure to check these out these other meatball recipes:
- Mini Meatball Appetizer Cups
- Low-Carb Instant Pot Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
- Easy Instant Pot Orange Glazed BBQ Meatballs
- Instant Pot Meatball Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe
- Easy Homemade Meatballs
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