Keep some meatballs on hand in your freezer, and you'll have a weekday meal that requires zero effort any time you need one. You can easily toss frozen meatballs into the slow cooker, and their texture is perfect when they come out hours later. From there, you can add just about any sauce you want!
Here are 5 amazing slow cooker meatball recipes you can try. You'll love them all!
#1 - Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs
These slow-cooker sweet-and-sour meatballs use apricot-pineapple preserves to give a sweet and tangy experience. They have the usual flavors of sweet and sour you would expect from a Chinese restaurant, but no food coloring!
Recipe: Sweet and Sour Meatballs
#2 - Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs
Teriyaki sauce. It's sticky, it's sweet, it's tangy. It's everything you need in a sauce. Pouring it over meatballs and letting it all slowly cook together really "beefs" up the flavor of the sauce, and finishing everything off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and green onions makes this dish a true masterpiece.
Recipe: Teriyaki Meatballs
#3 - Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatballs
The ground meats, herbs, and spices work beautifully together, and it couldn't be easier to make. It's a great one to get the kids involved with; they'll love squishing everything together and shaping the gyros.
Recipe: Mediterranean Meatballs
#4 - Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs
Ketchup-based, it starts as your typical barbecue sauce. But the red pepper flakes and hot sauce give it a kick that definitely sets it apart from the others.
Recipe: BBQ Meatballs
#5 - Jelly Meatballs
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!
Recipe: Jelly Meatballs