Post # 1
I am trying to make bbq meatballs for a party. Please share your recipes for the crockpot. The ones that I have found online are either too complicated for the event, or not familair to me. Can’t I just use ready made bbq sauce? Please help.
Post # 3
Easiest one ever – one can of cranberry jelly, and one jar (12 oz) of chili sauce – Heinz makes the one I usually see in stores. (this stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Heinz-Chili-Sauce-12oz-pack/dp/B003XSTZKW)
Mix together, pour over the meatballs (they can still be frozen) and crock pot them on low 4 to 6 hours. (or high 2.5 to 3 hours)
They’re amazing… even my stepdaughter (picky eater, even at 21) scarfs these down. They’re my go to balls (hehe) for christmas, super bowl, etc.
I think straight bbq sauce would be too… bbq-y?
Post # 4
I don’t use this recipe in a crock pot as I usually marinate for 8hours before baking for 1.5hrs– but I am sure it would work as well.
Sorry that the measurements aren’t exact, I am a bit of an eye-baller expert in my kitchen.
1lb lean ground beef (or meat of choice)
approximately 1/2 cup diced/minced onion
approx. 1/2 cup bread crumbs or cracker crumbs (soda crackers work great)
1 large egg.
for the sauce, mix separately (I use a glass 2 cup meaure)
1/8 cup ketchup
1tsp white vinegar
1.5 tsp worchestershire sauce (I made these on xmas without the worechestershire and they were still good)
a squirt of lime or lemon juice (about 1-2tsp), approx 1/4 of a whole lime/lemon squeezed.
1/8 cup soya sauce
add your bbq sauce of choice to make the measure to 1 to 1.5 cups –mix well.
Slowly add the sauce to your meat mixture (you do not want them met to get too soggy or it will not stay in ball form), and save what is extra. Form your meat balls, put them in the crock pot and cover with the excess sauce. Bake on low for at least 4 hours.
(*I baked mine in a casserole dish for 2 hours @300F on xmas)
hope that helps!
**eta** this is a pretty bbq-y recipe, easily changed to a sweet and sour or swedish meatball recipe with sauce variations (I find sweet & sour more complicated, for swedish meaballs go with a cream sauce).
Post # 6
I do it the super easy way.
HEB or Walmart frozen meatball
1 large bottle of Sweet baby rays BBQ sauce
Put meatballs in a large oven tray pour bbq sauce on top put in the oven 350 for 1 hour and 45 minutes
Another thing instead of BBQ sauce try Italian dressing! Those are so yummy! I usually makes these for all parties I attend.
Post # 7
Thanks!! Sounds good. Can you make them in the crockpot?
Post # 8
Yes you sure can! I usually do it in the oven when I am being lazy (all the time LOL) but I started doing them actually in the crockpot first. In that case I let the sauces warm up a bit than I throw in the meatballs.
Post # 10
MrsMedina’s sound awesome!! I also die for the grape jelly/chili sauce covered meatballs. Sounds totally weird, I know, but SO good!!
Post # 11
I’ve never had the ones with jelly in them..that I know of lol
Post # 12
You use about 2-3 tablespoons (maybe more, depending on your taste) of grape jelly mixed w/ a jar of chili sauce. I know how gross it sounds, I always get the same reaction from anyone who’s never tried it, but they are good.
I’ve never heard of the Italian dressing, that sounds pretty darn good too!
Post # 13
Jelly? ok now I have to try that. What is the recipe? or how do you make it? mmmm I love Jelly!
The Italian dressing with meatballs is my favorite. I am making some tomorrow night. I can eat the whole tray up! My 4 yr loves them too.
Post # 14
Frozen meatballs – 1 jar of plum jelly – 1 jar of chili sauce
all in the pot on low for 4 hours.
Post # 15
I am going to try that this weekend. Thank you!
Post # 16
Sweet Cajun BBQ Meatball
1 pound lean ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
1/2 cup peach preserves
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking sheet.
2. In a large bowl, mix thoroughly the ground beef, hot pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, onion, bread crumbs, milk, and egg.
3. Form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until there is no pink left in the middle.
4. In a small bowl, combine the barbeque sauce and peach preserves.
5. When meatballs are done, place in a serving dish and cover with the barbeque sauce mixture. Toss to coat.