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A white bowl filled with Slow Cooker Party Meatballs sits in the foreground on top of a white plate that has fresh sage branches around it. A bottle of Head Country Bar-B-Q Original Sauce is sitting in the background and a plaid cloth is underneath the plate and bottle. Everything is on a wooden backdrop.

Slow Cooker Party Meatballs

Slow Cooker Party Meatballs are a fast and easy party appetizer, made with only 5 ingredients and cooked to perfection in your slow cooker. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot Meatballs with The Best BBQ Sauce, Five Ingredient Slow Cooker Party Meatballs, Slow Cooker Party Meatballs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 42 meatballs
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1 lb frozen Premium Angus Meatballs
  • 1 1/2 cups Head Country Original Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • 3 tbsp grape jelly
  • 2 cap fulls apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Place the frozen meatballs in a 2 quart or larger slow cooker.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the BBQ sauce with the grape jelly, vinegar, and water.

  3. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth and pour over the meatballs in the slow cooker.

  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set the cook time to high 4 hours or low 6 hours.

  5. Once cooked, turn the heat off and remove the lid.

  6. Stir the meatballs and then place in a serving bowl or on a platter to serve.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: I do not recommend using Italian or Swedish meatballs for this recipe. You need plain, angus beef meatballs. Sam's brand has a great option for this! 

TIP: Have some toothpicks handy for guests to easily serve themselves.

TIP 2: These meatballs taste great dipped in the sauce they cooked in or in Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing.