BBQ Meatballs

"A very tasty variation on an old stand-by --- meatballs!"
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
5hrs 35mins




  • Combine chili sauce, grape jelly and mustard in crockpot; stir well.
  • Cover and cook on High while preparing meatballs.
  • To prepare meatballs; mix ingredients with hands.
  • Shape into 20 1-1/2 inch balls.
  • Bake in an ungreased oblong pan (13x9x2) in a 400°F oven until light brown, 20-25 minutes.
  • OR: cover and microwave meatballs in an ungreased baking dish, 6 minutes on High, turning once.
  • OR: cook over medium heat in frying pan, turning occasionally, until brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Add cooked meatballs to sauce in crockpot.
  • Stir well to coat, cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours or High for 4 hours.
  • (Low is recommended).
  • To serve as appetizers, make small meatballs and serve on toothpicks.
  • To serve as a main meal, make regular size meatballs and serve over flat noodles.

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  1. Cindy-in-the-Kitchen
    I love the BBQ sauce this recipe makes! Confession time: Not only is this great on meatballs, but I have also put the sauce on "Little Smokies" sausages for parties and once for a potluck, I cut up hotdogs! It is totally delicious, and there are never leftovers. More confessions...I use frozen meatballs to make the whole thing easier. Thanks for sharing this with us!
  2. Heather likes to Co
    very quick and easy. I made this for a FACs class assignment and we loved it. will make again.
  3. Lori Mama
    I'm not a big meatball fan, but this was very good.
  4. Marg (CaymanDesigns)
    While I was recovering from surgery, Windchime brought this meal in for my family. We all loved it. It now is a permanent part of my recipe collection. YUM!


I am a Virginia girl who loves my Shenandoah Valley. My best friend and sister is "Marg" of Recipezaar. Her beautiful pictures make many of my recipes more appealing. :) My passion is my wonderful husband and homeschooling my two teen sons. It's a good thing I like to cook because they all have "man size" appetites!
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