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This is my mom’s famous recipe for Crock Pot Cocktail Meatballs.  If you’re looking for an easy and delicious holiday appetizer, this is it!

Crock Pot Cocktail Meatballs

This recipe for Crock Pot Cocktail Meatballs is amazing.  It’s the perfect combination of tangy, sweet, and a little bit of spice.  These meatballs are pure bliss, friends.

My mom makes them every year for Christmas and people gobble them up.  If you want to use my mom’s meatball recipe, follow these steps: Combine 2 pounds ground beef, 1 cup breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, and salt and pepper. Roll into small balls and bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.

I like the buy the frozen meatballs at Costco and call it a day.  Either way, you’re going to love this simple sauce recipe.  Enjoy!

Crock Pot Cocktail Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds small cooked meatballs
  • 1 yellon onion, diced
  • 12oz jar chili sauce
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in Crock Pot and cook on “low” setting for 6 hours or until meatballs are heated through.

To Freeze and Cook Later

  1. Combine all ingredients in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.
  2. When ready to eat, add to Crock Pot and cook on “low” setting for 6 hours or until meatballs are heated through.

Serve with cheese and veggies trays and your holiday party is sure to be a huge success.  YUM.

Crock Pot Cocktail Meatballs

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.  I’d love to hear from you. 

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Hi, what sort of chili sauce do you recommend? Also, will the cooking time and other ingredients need to be changed if I use pork instead of beef? (Some of my in-laws don’t eat beef). Thanks for your advice!

Jill Petrush Rogers
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Bernie, we’re Pittsburgh girls so we typically go for Heinz products, but any chili sauce will do. And no, you shouldn’t have to adjust the time for pork instead of beef. Enjoy!

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These were wonderful and everyone loved them! Thanks for the recipe. I cooked on the stove top and it worked great!

Jill Petrush Rogers
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Kathy, awesome! I love versatile recipes.

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Carolyn Eagle

I am not a great cook. I need to follow every direction. Does this recipe mean we buy the meatballs frozen? If so, what brand do you recommend? Thank you very much.