Recipe for Sweet and Savory Crock Pot Meatballs

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My family LOVES meatballs so we make a variety of recipes using them quite often. I’ve shared our Sweet and Tangy Meatballs recipe, which has an awesome flavor, but the recipe I am going to share with you today is not only very delicious, but it is even simpler to make. ANNNND these crock pot meatballs are made using only 3 ingredients that you literally place in the slow cooker and forget about until you are ready to eat. I love easy foods that tempt my taste buds!


  • 1- 2lb bag of frozen meatballs
  • 1- 12oz jar of grape jelly/jam
  • -1 12oz bottle of BBQ sauce


  1. Place the frozen meatballs into your crock pot.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the grape jelly and BBQ sauce until well blended. Pour over meatballs.
  3. Cook on low all day or on high for 2-4 hours.
  4. Serve as a party appetizer or partner with mashed potatoes and dinner rolls for a delicious dinner!

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  1. says

    I literally just made these. So yummy and somewhat low carb. I used Texas BBQ sauce that had a little heat. Great for midday munching. I plan on trying turkey meatballs for a birthday party next week. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. says

    This sounds wonderful! I’ve been looking for a meatball recipe like this, so I’m definitely going to keep this in mind! :)

    • Stephanie says

      Yum! I definitely prefer homemade meatballs- can you send some my way? :) Thanks for visiting Michelle!

  3. says

    this is one of my favorite meals. my mom makes it, and she makes the meatballs from scratch and uses cranberry sauce. i’ll likely do this easy route! we then pour them over rice, and meatballs and rice is the best thing ever.

    • tina says

      Silly question- I have never done meatballs in my slow cooker…if you make them from scratch, do I cook them first and then just flavor them for a bit in the slow cooker with the sauce or do I put them in raw?

      • Stephanie says

        Ive never tried cooking raw meatballs in the slow cooker, so I am not entirely sure they would cook right unless you cooked them first. I could be completely wrong though! :)

  4. Jayla says

    Hey sorry if this is silly but I am australian, just wondering if grape jelly means actually jelly you make from crystals or if you’re talking about grape jam that you’d spread on toast? These look wonderful and I would love to try them!

  5. Danielle says

    Can you please tell me if your grape jelly is what we would class as jam in Australia? is it a dessert or a sandwich spread? Thanks

  6. Lynette says

    It will take me a bit longer for preparation as I am dairy and gluten intolerant, so would have to make my own meatballs, but am keen to try it out, looks yummy.

  7. Tracy says

    I love these! And you can make them just to your taste. I’ve made them with italian style meatballs, regular beef, and swedish as well (that’s my favourite) with little smokies, and the lil’ polskas. I love to do the grape jelly with chili sauce for sweet and spicy.

  8. Tina Christensen says

    I made mine with cranberry sauce last night, and served it with rice. Its yummy.