Homemade Barbecue Meatballs, Slow Cooker

Meatball Appetizer
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Ratings (15)
  • Total: 5 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: 60 meatballs (20 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
198 Calories
6g Fat
20g Carbs
16g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve these meatballs as an appetizer or serve with rice or potatoes for a tasty family meal.

Ingredients

  • For the Meatballs:
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)2 cans tomato paste (12 ounces total)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine meatball ingredients and mix well. Shape into meatballs and brown in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil. Drain on paper towels.

  2. Add all sauce ingredients to crock pot and stir well. Add meatballs and cook, covered, on low for 5 to 6 hours (high for 2 to 3).

  3. Serve as a main dish with rice or potatoes, or serve as an appetizer from the slow cooker. Makes about 60 meatballs.