Crockpot BBQ Meatballs

bbq meatballs

I’m finding it slightly ironic that my Tuesday Crockpot meals are usually meat-centered after having a Meatless Monday.  Ehh… Well, I am not a vegetarian, I just don’t mind eating vegetarian on a more regular bases.  I read awhile back that people who eat mostly vegetarian with some meat now have a title of “flexitarian.”  Fancy huh?

Back to the meatballs, they are easy to make and tasty.  The recipe I decided to try called for 3 ingredients for these BBQ meatballs.  Couldn’t be any easier could it?

Crockpot BBQ Meatballs
Ingredients: 

1 package frozen meatballs (I used a package of plain beef)
1.5 – 2 cups BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
1.5 – 2 cups grape jelly

Directions:
1. Place meatballs in the crockpot.  Top with BBQ sauce and grape jelly.  Cook on High for 2-3 hours. (The amount of BBQ sauce and grape jelly will determine how much gravy sauce you will have left over.  I would suggest starting with about 1.5 cups of each and increasing the amount later if needed.)

2. At about 2 hours you can stir and determine whether or not you need more of the BBQ sauce and grape jelly.  If so, add equal amounts to increase your gravy/sauce. Meatballs are done when they are heated throughout.  Serve as an appetizer, over rice, or with mashed potatoes.

Notes:  Pre-packaged meatballs are not meant to sit in the crockpot all day long.  They will dry out and not taste very good.  I recommend only cooking on High for 2-3 hours or only Low for 4-5 (preferably high).

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