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Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs Recipe

A classic slow cooker appetizer that is perfect for any get together! This simple Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs Recipe is delicious!

Crockpot Grape Jelly & Bbq Meatballs

One thing is for sure. In the slow cooker playbook, there are some staple recipes that every good cook must have. If you ask any man in America he will tell you that one of them is this easy to make Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs recipe.

Grape Jelly Meatball Ingredients in crockpot

So grape jelly & bbq sauce? YES, I think we are all skeptical the first time that we hear it, but it is a thing, and it makes these meatballs mouthwateringly tasty.

Just serve them hot however you choose. We have done them on a tray with little toothpicks, and we have even skipped the tray and go straight to serving them in a bowl with a fork. Both ways are totally acceptable, and the leftovers are amazing on a BBQ Meatball sandwich!

Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs in bowl with green onion

I have found that these are best made in at least a 4 Quart Crockpot. You can also double the recipe, but you will obviously need a bigger crockpot.

Watch Me Make these Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs

I told you they were super simple. Even my kids get in on the action now. This is a dump, stir, and heat dish that anyone can make, and everyone can eat.

Gluten Free Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs

Gluten Free Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs

I love that you can totally make these gluten free and dairy free very easily! Just use gluten free or dairy free meatballs. There are several brands of frozen meatballs or just make your own Homemade Meatballs. Either way, they will still turn out delicious!

These meatballs make an amazing appetizer for any party, and they are a holiday staple! Keep this recipe handy for your next get-together!

Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs

A classic slow cooker appetizer that is perfect for any get together! This simple Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs Recipe is delicious!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time:2 hours 45 minutes



  • 2 lbs Meatballs Frozen
  • 18 oz BBQ Sauce
  • 18 oz Grape Jelly about 2 cups


  • In a medium bowl mix together the bbq sauce and grape jelly.
  • In a 4 quart or larger crockpot add the meatballs. Pour the bbq & jelly mixture over the meatballs and stir. 
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 -3 hours stirring halfway through.
  • Serve warm and enjoy

Gluten Free/Dairy Free

  • Choose meatballs and bbq sauce that are gluten free and/or dairy free to enjoy.
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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      1. 5 stars
        My husband and I love this grape jelly and bbq. Meatball recipe. My husband always makes plenty to share with family and friends knowing that there going to be a hit in advance ! He usually makes a few variations in seasonings just enough to make it his own but keeps the basics close. There always very good, he’s a natural good cook. Bonaparte !

  1. 4 stars
    Does it matter what kind of grape jelley I use. I usually use bama jelly. I have use sweet Rae’s.i usually make my own meat balls out of ground Chuck. my meet ball so always come out good .

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