Crock Pot Barbecue Meatballs Recipe
BBQ meatballs are amazing and you get the great versatility of meatballs with the barbecue sauce taste. This is a quick and easy meatball recipe that everyone loves. These crock pot barbecue meatballs are a great appetizer recipe or are perfect to serve for dinner. So simple to make, these meatballs in barbecue sauce make an incredible meal idea.
Making dinner in the crock pot is one of the easiest ways to get dinner on the table. It also gives meat the best flavor because it lets the flavor get in deep since it is slow cooked. With these crock pot BBQ meatballs, they have the most amazing flavor, are simple to make, and one of the simplest dinner recipe you could ask for.
What is the Easiest Way to Roll Meatballs
There are a lot of ways to roll meatballs. Some people prefer to use their hands and a spoon. This is an easy way to roll meatballs but it does tend to get very messy because your hands are covered in the meat.
The method I like the best is to use a cookie scoop. This makes uniform meatballs that will cook evenly. It is also the most less messy way to create meatballs.
Can You Use Frozen Meatballs
You can. I have used frozen meatballs in quite a few recipes before but with this recipe, I recommend making homemade meatballs. Being the barbecue sauce is mixed in with the rest of the ingredients adds so much more flavor to the meatballs. Then slow cooked with additional BBQ sauce just makes them so flavorful.
How To Store Leftover Meatballs
When you make these barbecue meatballs you will want to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. After the meatballs have cooled, move them to the container. When stored properly the meatballs will likely last for up to 3 days.
You can also take the leftover BBQ Meatballs and store them in the freezer. Use a freezer bag to keep the meatballs protected from freezer burn. Be sure to include the extra barbecue sauce with the meatballs.
How To Serve These Slow Cooker Meatballs
There are a lot of ways to serve these slow cooker meatballs. Since these meatballs in barbecue sauce are not the same flavor as meatballs with spaghetti people wonder how to serve them. These meatballs can be served as is with a side of mashed potatoes or rice. They can be served on a roll as a BBQ Meatball sandwich.
Here are a few side dishes that would go great with these tasty barbecue meatballs.
- Homemade Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
- Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
- BBQ Bacon Broccoli Avocado Salad
- The Best Mashed Potatoes
How to Reheat Barbecue Meatballs
When you are reheating these meatballs in barbecue sauce, there are several ways in order to reheat them. You can reheat them the crock pot again. Place them in the slow cooker, set it for high if you need the meatballs in a short amount of time, or low if you are letting them cook for a longer time. You can also reheat the meatballs on the stove top.
This is a faster way to let the meatballs heat up that helps to eliminate cold spots. The other option is reheat the meatballs in the microwave. This is a fast way to reheat the meatballs, but sometimes you have to reheat them for longer to get them to heat all the way through and sometimes, this can cause the meatballs to harden or get dried out.
Ingredients To Make Crock Pot Barbecue Meatballs
- Ground beef
- Barbecue sauce
- Bread crumbs
- Dried parsley
- Garlic salt, pepper
- Parmesan cheese
How To Make Crock Pot Barbecue Meatballs
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together and 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce.
- Using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop, form meatballs and place on a large ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, in a 350° preheated oven, then add the meatballs to a smaller size crock pot.
- Pour remaining 1 cup of the barbecue sauce over meatballs and stir gently.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, then enjoy!
Try This Delicious Crock Pot Appetizer Recipe Today
Looking for more delicious appetizer recipes? These are tried and true appetizers everyone loves that can be found on the blog:
- Homemade Italian Meatballs
- Avocado Bacon Cream Cheese Dip
- Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bites
- Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges, plus many, many more.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
- 1 1/4 cups barbecue sauce, divided
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together and only 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce.
Using a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop, form meatballs and place on a large ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes then add the meatballs to a smaller size crock pot.
Pour remaining 1 cup of the barbecue sauce over meatballs and stir gently.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, then enjoy!
Recipe adapted from my Homemade Italian Meatballs
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