How to make slow cooker BBQ jelly meatballs (video)

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This slow cooker meatball recipe calls for BBQ sauce and grape jelly. Grape jelly? Yep! It's the easiest sweet-and-sour meatball dish that you will ever make!
This is the perfect dish for a family gathering, the big game, a birthday party or another celebration. Either make your own meatballs or use frozen, and then cover with BBQ sauce and grape jelly for this tasty treat.
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Slow cooker BBQ jelly meatballs
12
15 minutes
5 hours
5 hours, 15 minutes
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1½ cups BBQ sauce
1 cup grape jelly
In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix with hands or an electric mixer until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
Form into 1-inch meatballs.
Place meatballs in a 6-quart slow cooker.
In a mixing bowl, combine BBQ sauce and grape jelly and mix well. Pour on top of meatballs.
Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
Pro tip: Use precooked frozen meatballs for a super easy, three-ingredient recipe.
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here.
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