Football Series: BBQ Meatballs

So for football Sunday, I have another ridiculously easy recipe.  BBQ meatballs are always a hit.  Always.

The “tricks” to getting them right are to find the right sweet/spicy balance for your audience and to marinate the meatballs so that they are well-saturated by gametime.

At our house, mild and sweet goes over well.  My recipe:

1 bottle Kraft Honey BBQ sauce
1/2 bottle water
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 lb. Armour meatballs (use store brand at your own risk… I haven’t found one that compares, personally)

Dump everything into a great big Ziploc bag the night before.  The meatballs can be frozen when you do this.  They will thaw in the frig and that is fine.  Squish them all around so that they are well-coated.

Leave them in there at least 12 hours.  Up to 24 hours is fine. 

2 hours to gametime, put them in the crock pot on medium or high (depending what settings your crockpot has).  1 lb will fit into the dip-sized pot, which saves counter space. :)

Once they are fully heated, turn them down to low or warm.  Eat.  Enjoy.  Cheer for your team.  Enjoy your Sunday. :)

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  1. KelliB says

    Meatballs are always a hit! I have a super duper easy recipe that is sure to please! It is 1 bottle of BBQ sauce, and about 1/2 a can to 3/4 a can of grape jelly! Just through the frozen meatballs in with the jelly and sauce and let it cook for about 2 hourse and it is so delicious!

  2. Kelly says

    I can't wait to try these! I’ve shared this link and a few of your others on my blog, Coupons, Crafts and Causes. Thanks for sharing!

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