Crockpot Meatball Recipe: Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

crockpot meatball recipe

I have come to love crockpot recipes. Tuesdays and Thursdays are days that I prepare quick, easy meals in my home.  Placing the main course in the crockpot allows me to focus on other things besides dinner throughout the day.

 

crockpot meatball recipe

 

Meatballs are a favorite in my house, so my crockpot meatball recipe is a go to.  I’ve been making these meatballs for years and they never fail me.  These meatballs are great for making ahead and freezing too.  Divide and place the meatballs in freezer bags until you’re ready to use them.  I make a large amount to ensure there’s leftovers.  The first day they serve as the main course along with a salad, rice or potatoes.  Leftovers are delicious on crusty rolls with fruit and chips or oven fried potatoes.

They are also great for family gatherings or office potlucks.  Moist, juicy, and bursting with flavor.  Everyone devours them, including kids and kids at heart.  Personally, I can’t stop eating them either.

I like using fresh ground beef with an 85 – 15% lean ratio for this recipe.  Grape jelly (your choice), 2 eggs, Lipton Onion Soup Mix and Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce are the ingredients for this creation.  Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce is a staple in my home, but feel free to use your favorite.

 

crockpot meal ball recipe

 

After the ingredients have been mixed and shaped into meatballs, place them in the oven for 10 minutes.  I like for the meatballs to be pre-cooked, so I can drain them and eliminate as much oil as possible before placing them in the crockpot.   

I pair these meatballs with a salad and mashed potatoes most days.  Create meatball subs the next day with the left overs. However, you decide to use them they will be yummy.  Get the ingredients together and start rolling out these tasty treats.  They are delicious!   

 

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Crockpot Meatballs: Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
crockpot meatball recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 - 3 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 - 3 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
crockpot meatball recipe
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 370 degrees. Set crockpot to low.
  2. Mix the ground beef, 2 eggs and packets of onion soup in a large bowl.
  3. After thoroughly mixing the ingredients, shape mixture into meatballs. Heat for 10 minutes in oven. Drain thoroughly.
  4. Add meatballs, sauce and 1/4 of the jelly to crockpot. Mix thoroughly. Cook on low for 2 - 3 hours stirring occasionally. Add more sauce and jelly if necessary throughout the cooking process.
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Reuben Casserole

Do you like Reuben sandwiches?  If you do, you will love this easy and delicious casserole.  It has the makings of a Reuben sandwich, corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, but you bake it.  

Ingredients

  • Package Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes (24 oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 pound thickly sliced corned beef cut into 1/2 inch pieces (available at grocery deli)
  • 1 can sauerkraut, drained (4 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F. In large bowl, stir together potatoes, eggs and milk until well combined. Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut and mustard. Set aside 2 tablespoons of cheese. Stir in remaining cheese into potato mixture. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch oval baking pan. Top with 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until top is golden.  Serve with a tossed salad.  Yummy!  Recipe compliments of Bob Evans. 
 
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Reuben Casserole

I found this recipe on Bob Evans site and it sounds delicious.  I’ll be making it New Years Day, and thought I would share it with you.  It’s basically a Reuben sandwich, but you bake it in a casserole dish. 

Here you go:  

Prep time :15 minutes
Cook time :20 minutes

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 (24 ounce) package Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes  2 eggs  
  • 1/4 cup milk  
  • 1/3 pound thickly sliced corned beef cut into 1/2 inch pieces (available at grocery deli)  
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained  
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard  
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In large bowl, stir together potatoes, eggs and milk until well combined. Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut and mustard. Set aside 2 tbsp. of cheese. Stir in remaining cheese into potato mixture. Pour into a greased 8×8 inch oval baking pan. Top with 2 tbsp. cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until top is golden.

Enjoy!

Crockpot Steamers

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 bottles of Heinz Chili Sauce
  • brown sugar to taste
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water

Brown ground beef in skillet chopping beef until it’s fine; pour into colander and rinse well with hot water. Combine ground beef in slow cooker with sauce, water, and brown sugar. Stir thoroughly. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours stirring occasionally. Serve on a hot dog or hamburger bun with chips and sweet pickles. Great over hot dogs too.

Crockpot – Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

  • 8 to 12 ounces ham, diced
  • 8 to 10 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery or cream of potato soup
  • paprika, optional


Layer half of the ham, potatoes, and onions in slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then the shredded cheese. Repeat with remaining ham, potatoes, onions, salt, pepper, and cheese. Pour condensed soup over the top then sprinkle with a little paprika, if desired. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until potatoes are tender.Serves 6 to 8.