You all know I love the crockpot! And I love making quick, easy appetizers that you don't have to stress over! Well, today I am sharing a crockpot appetizer that is seriously soooooo easy! These Crock Pot Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs only take 3 ingredients and a few hours and you have an appetizer everyone will love!
CrockPot Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
John kept telling me he wasn't excited for these meatballs. He was worried the cranberry flavor would be overpowering and he wouldn't like them. When I started making them he gave me the look. You know the one that says I am going to try these but not because I am happy only because you are making them.....
I am happy to say his grumpy look disappeared when he tried them. He grumbled that they were actually really good and went back for more. Woohoo score 1 for me! Who would have thought cranberry barbecue meatballs would make my husband admit he was wrong about a recipe.
Ingredients needed for Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
- Frozen meatballs
- Cranberry sauce
- Barbecue sauce
Crockpot - We suggest using a crockpot that has a digital timer that automatically switches the slow cooker to warm after a set amount of time. This helps make sure your meatballs cooks perfectly and you don't have to stress about what time it is going to be done.
Serving bowl or toothpicks - These cranberry barbecue meatballs can be served directly from the slow cooker or dished out onto a serving platter. We like serving them from the slow cooker so they stay warm for the entire event.
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We hope you enjoy these delicious 3 ingredient Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs! The slow cooker truly does make this recipe so easy to make.
Crock Pot Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
- 1 bag frozen meatballs
- 16 Ounce cranberry sauce
- ½ cup Barbecue Sauce
- Combine cranberry sauce and barbecue sauce in crock pot and cook on high for 20-30 minutes until cranberry sauce combines and the mixture is heated through.
- Add meatballs to crock pot and cook for 3 hours on low
Recipe originally shared on January 4, 2015. Updated on April 10, 2020
I have made these with homemade turkey meat balls everyone loves them.
I fixed these today and I added brown sugar 2cups and they were delicious.
could one use chicken meat balls with this??????What size bag of meatballs??????? thanks
Hi Susan, I think chicken meatballs would work great with this recipe.
How big a bag of meatballs, Tammilee?
I am making these now. I doubled the recipe and used a 4 lb. bag of meatballs. It looks good. So a single recipe likely uses a 2 lb bag.
My Mom used to make something just like this for all the parties she had. It was a huge hit!
Sweet & spicy is my favorite combination and it looks like this one fits the bill. Going to give it a shot!
Oh my! My son is going to love these!
I had these years ago. So easy to make and so yummy!
These look really good for sure. Thank you for sharing this idea with us. My kids LOVE meatballs cooked in the slow cooker with grape jelly and BBQ sauce, so my guess is they would enjoy this too.