Slow Cooker Party Meatballs

It’s a beloved secret of slow-cooker cuisine that low-and-slow heat, grape jelly, BBQ sauce, and meat together equals big flavor. Humble ingredients, including frozen meatballs, and your favorite plug-in, set-it-and-forget-it cooker team up in this recipe to create juicy mouthfuls that will remind you of home. Serve with toothpicks, and throw on some chopped parsley if you feel like fancying them up.
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1 lb bag 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



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

In a small mixing bowl, combine the Bar-B-Q sauce with the grape jelly, vinegar, and water.

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

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

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

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

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.