17 Reviews

This appetizer was a hit at my husband's all-guy party! I followed the recipe exactly (so nice that I had everything on hand, no extra trip to the store!). The combination of flavors is a winner and these were tender and delicious. So easy to do ahead - I made these early in the day and just left them in the crockpot on "warm" as suggested. Thanks, CG!

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KeyWee November 19, 2002

Excellent! I had the pre-mixed Italian seasonings so I used that instead of the plain oregano and thyme. Also skipped the minced onions because someone doesn't like them, but I did use some dried onion flakes. I served some plain, some w/bbq sauce, and also marinara sauce to make meatball subs. These tasted great even w/o the sauce. Please thank Grandma Audrey for sharing this awesome recipe...it's definitely a "keeper" lol

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J e l i s a January 05, 2003

This recipe is great! I have used this for a large get together and everyone loved them! this recipe is very easy to put together and once it is in the corck pot your work is done! Very tasty!!

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Beaner in Washington August 06, 2002

Wonderful! I didn't change a thing when I made these meatballs, except I made them a few days in advance and froze them. When it was time to use them, I simply thawed the meatballs, then placed them in the crockpot with the barbeque sauce. (I used Dianna's BBQ Sauce). These were definitely a hit since there wasn't one meatball left! I'll bet they would be great with spaghetti too! Thanks for posting this tasty recipe, CG !

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BrendaM April 19, 2004

Excellent recipe! Very moist and very easy to do. I used Diannas BBQ sauce and they turned out fantastic! Thank-you for posting!

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Graybert March 22, 2004

My family loves meatballs, especially my kids. We all thought these had excellent flavor and a great tender texture. I used KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce and let them warm in the crock-pot all afternoon. Dinner was a breeze and the kids were tickled pink the we were having meatballs for supper. Thanks CG.

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ratherbeswimmin' January 26, 2004

I have made this dish 2 times now and it's always a hit. I follow the recipe to the T and it turns out excellent. Thanks for a GREAT recipe.

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sofia80 December 28, 2003

Great flavor and easy to make. I substituted basil for the thyme. We enjoyed them very much. Thanks for the recipe! This will be an often used recipe.

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rooney September 01, 2003

These were good. I was a little worried because I tasted them right out of the oven and they tasted like hamburger and weren't that meatball texture you expect. BUT - after about 3 or 4 hours simmering in the crock pot, they absorbed the bbq sauce and the flavor AND texture was much more like meatball. I would definitely suggest letting the meatballs simmer for several hours before serving. They weren't spectacular in my opinion, but they were good.

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Leahcooks October 30, 2011

Awesome! My DH made these for NYE and they were fantastic! The house smelled wonderful while he was cooking them. We lost our crockpot when we moved (I know - how does that happen?), so he cooked it in a cast iron pot and then kept it in the oven at 200 until ready to serve. We will definitely make again, thanks canarygirl!

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