Crockpot Meatballs

One of the easiest and tastiest meatball recipes you’ll ever try! These crock pot meatballs are full of so much flavor, and perfect for parties. Best of all, they only require 5 minutes of prep work!

Easy Crockpot Meatballs

Crockpot Meatballs with Jelly

Who here loves MEATBALLS? Since moving to Texas I have developed a love for meatballs. This all happened last New Year’s Eve when we were hanging out with friends and my friend, Marie, made some Crockpot Meatballs. They smelled so stinkin’ delicious I knew I had to give them a try. I did… and I fell in love! 12 meatballs later, I was insistent that I get the recipe. She gave it to me with no hesitation and we’ve made them a few times since. You’ll never guess the secret ingredient that gives these easy Crockpot Meatballs their amazing flavor… Jelly!!

I know what you’re probably thinking. Fruit jelly on meat? It sounds horrible, I know. But somehow, when you combine it with ketchup, chili sauce, and a few other ingredients, it just WORKS! The meatballs don’t taste fruity at all, in fact they have a perfect flavor that’s more savory than sweet. We like to use Red Currant Jelly when we make this recipe, but you can use Grape Jelly or Huckleberry Jelly and it will turn out just as delicious!

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How to Make this Crockpot Meatball Recipe:

The best part of this recipe you literally dump everything in the crock pot and let it cook.  It only takes 5 minutes of work! I’m all about the dump and go recipes. 🙂

  1. Place brown sugar, chili sauce, jelly, ketchup, ginger, cold water and lemon juice in your crock pot.
  2. Add frozen meatballs and stir so meatballs are coated in sauce.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours.

And that’s it! AMAZING, right?!

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My husband is especially fond of the recipe and has requested it a few times since that New Years get together, and I’m glad he does because they are so good! We have really tried to be better about picking easy and delicious recipes when we are entertaining because we know so much work goes into prepping for an event – cleaning, cooking, etc. We think these are the best because they get rave reviews and they are so easy to throw together!

Two thumbs up for simple and quick, especially when you’re running around getting ready for a party! ;D

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These crockpot meatballs are full of so much flavor, and perfect for parties. Best of all, they only require 5 minutes of prep work!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 50-60 meatballs
Ingredients
  • Large (28-32 oz.) bag frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 10 oz. jar red currant jelly (can also use grape jelly or huckleberry jelly)
  • 14 oz. bottle ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • juice of 2 lemons
Instructions
  1. Place brown sugar, chili sauce, jelly, ketchup, ginger, cold water and lemon juice in your crock pot.
  2. Add frozen meatballs and stir so meatballs are coated in sauce.
  3. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours. ENJOY!
Notes
Half the recipe if using a smaller bag of meatballs.

Crockpot Meatball Recipe

5 from 1 vote

These crockpot meatballs are full of so much flavor, and perfect for parties. Best of all, they only require 5 minutes of prep work!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 50 meatballs
Calories 88 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 28-32 oz bag frozen meatballs
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c chili sauce
  • 10 oz jar red currant jelly (can also use grape or huckleberry jelly)
  • 14 oz bottle ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 c cold water
  • 2 lemons, juice of

Instructions

  1. Place brown sugar, chili sauce, jelly, ketchup, ginger, cold water and lemon juice in your crock pot.

  2. Add frozen meatballs and stir so meatballs are coated in sauce.

  3. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

Half the recipe if using a smaller bag of meatballs.

NOTE: Half the recipe if making a smaller bag of meatballs.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Hey Kristyn these look yummy and so easy. Now these aren’t Swedish meatballs are they? I wasn’t sure!! But regardless I will be making them!! Thanks as usual for all your yum recipes!!

    1. These are just regular frozen meatballs, but any kind will work:) They are super yummy and yes, very easy to make! Hope yo like them as much as we did!!

  2. Do you think i could make my own meatballs freeze them & finish them with your sauce & crockpot them ? Would this work ?

  3. Hi Kristyn,

    Looks yummy, but my only question would be is how spicy is this considering the chili sauce in the ingredients as we don’t handle spicy too well in this family?

    Cheers,
    John

    1. They weren’t too spicy. You can always add a little less chili sauce or maybe a little more ketchup. Hope you give them a try!! Thanks for stopping by!

    1. No puedo recordar el tamano exacto, pero es una gran bolsa. Creo que la bolsa mas grande es de 60 onzas, asi que tal vez la bolsa que utilice fue cerca de 30 onzas. Espero que ayude!! Gracias!!

  4. These look soooo good. My grandmother used to make the most amazing swedish meatballs and I have been looking for something similar for quite some time. I can’t wait to give this one a try 🙂

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