Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours in slow cooker
Easy meatball recipe that can cook in the slow cooker, while you take care of other business. To get ready for the freezer, add the meatballs, onions and sauce to the baggie or container. Then you can add the meatballs and sauce to the slow cooker and let them slow cook themselves to perfection! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) precooked frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 - cup(s) beef broth**
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz can(s) crushed pineapple
  • 2 - cup(s) BBQ sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp honey
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the onion. Open and drain the can(s) of pineapple.
  2. To the slow cooker, add the precooked meatballs and chopped onion. Pour the beef broth around the meatballs.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the crushed pineapple, BBQ sauce, honey and minced garlic. Pour this sauce over the meatballs and onions. Set slow cooker on low and cook for 4 hours.
  4. Prepare rice and veggies.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 small white onions.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. precooked frozen meatballs
  • Half of the chopped onions
  • 1 - 15 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Do NOT add the beef broth before freezing

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes. Add the beef broth into the base of the slow cooker, then add the meatballs and sauce. Set on low and cook for 4 hours.

Special notes

These BBQ meatballs would be delicious on a pile of mashed potatoes too.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free if the pre-made meatballs are gluten-free.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add beef broth to base of slow cooker. Add meatballs and sauce, then cook on low for 4 hours.
Serve over rice with veggies.

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