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Tangy Crock Pot Meatballs

Tangy crock pot meatballs

When I was growing up, there was a lady at our church who always fixed meatballs for weddings and sometimes for special church dinners. I LOVED those meatballs and looked forward to them each and every time there might be a possibility of them being served. A few years ago, I began making these tangy crock pot meatballs and they are just like the ones I used to love as a child. These are great for an appetizer for a party, tailgating, or to serve over some rice for dinner.

This is also a great dish to take to a potluck because you just pour the ingredients in with store bought frozen meatballs and then let it simmer away for a few hours. Everyone always raves about these and wants the recipe and it is super EASY. 

You can use a bag of frozen store bought meatballs or you can use meatballs that you  make yourself such as what I’m using. When I am using a large bag of meatballs, I double the recipe for the sauce. 

Place meatballs in the crock pot. Pour the chili sauce and the grape jelly over top. Stir. Set on LOW and simmer for at least 3 hours or until the meatballs are heated through. 

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You can serve these on their own for an appetizer or tailgate food or you can serve them over some rice for dinner. 

Tangy Crock Pot Meatballs 

1 12oz bottle Chili sauce 
1/2 32 oz jar of Grape Jelly
1/4 cup honey (optional) 
1/2 bag of frozen meatballs or 20 homemade meatballs

 

1. Place meatballs in the crock pot. 

2. Pour chili sauce and grape jelly over top of the meatballs. 

3. Cook on low until the meatballs are thawed, or approximately 3 hours. 

4. If the flavor is a bit too spicy, you can add about 1/4 cup of honey and that should tone it down. 

5. These can be served as appetizers with toothpicks or you can serve it as a meal over some rice. 

*You can also use your favorite BBQ sauce in place of the Chili Sauce and they will turn out wonderful! 

 

 

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  1. I used to make meatballs with a recipe very similiar to this every year for a Christmas party and it was always a big hit. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Tapas Tuesday Blog Hop. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    • Thank you for stopping by. These are such a favorite and everyone loves them when I take them to pot lucks. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

  2. I love meatballs prepared this way! Thanks for sharing with the Tapas Tuesday Social Happy Hour. :)

  3. These look delicious, I bet my family would adore these!

  4. Just wanted to stop by to let you know that I chose to feature your recipe (that you linked up last week) for Tasty Tuesday this week!

    http://www.weststreetstory.com/tasty-tuesday-39/

  5. These would make a great appetizer. Wonder if you can bake them instead of cook in a pot…

    • Never have tried baking them. I think the key to the flavor is simmering in the sauce. It might work better if the meatballs are already thawed, to fix them in a pot on the stovetop and let them simmer for about an hour.

  6. This recipe looks delicious! And I love crock pot recipes! Yum!

  7. Love these! Thanks for sharing!

    Tonya

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