Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatballs
Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatballs Recipe: Fabulous Crock Pot Meatballs for holiday parties, made with a brilliant 3-ingredient glaze!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 40 meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup shaved onions
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 14 ounces whole berry cranberry sauce
- 9.5 ounces jalapeno jelly or hot pepper jam
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, sausage, bread crumbs, eggs, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and paprika. Mix until very even and smooth.
Set a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Roll the meat mixture into tight ball, 1 1/4-inch wide. Place them in the skillet and brown on all sides.
Once the meatballs are cooked on the outside, move them to 4 quart slow cooker. Continue rolling and browning until all the meatballs are in the slow cooker.
Pour in the cranberry sauce, pepper jelly, and barbecue sauce. Cover and set on low for at least 3 hours, or on high for at least 1 1/2 hours.
Set the slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.
Want to make the quick-prep version?
- Pour 2 pounds frozen meatballs into the crockpot.
- Add the cranberry sauce, jalapeno jelly, and barbecue sauce.
- Cover and slow cook on low for at least 4 hours.
Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.6mg