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Monday, March 20, 2017

Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs

These Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs make an easy, 5-ingredient appetizer or dinner idea! A bag of frozen meatballs gets kicked up a notch (or three!) with the addition of cherry preserves, bottled barbecue sauce, and chipotle peppers.

Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs - A bag of frozen meatballs gets kicked up a notch (or three!) with the addition of cherry preserves, bottled barbecue sauce, and chipotle peppers. It makes an easy, 5-ingredient appetizer or dinner idea!




I don't know what it is about meatballs, but my family gets excited whenever they're on the menu. To be honest, they probably get way more excited than they should be over them. Which, if you have meatball recipes as delish as this Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs recipe, I guess you can kinda understand.

We love these Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs so much that we have them quite a few times throughout the year. Every time we share them at potlucks, or with friends and family, I'm always giving people the recipe!

Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs

I almost always have a bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer. I like that I can use them in so many things if I forget to get anything out for dinner ... which, if I'm honest, happens too many times! 😳 Of course, if you prefer to make your own meatballs, that works too! 

We enjoy these Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs for parties, game day, potlucks, and lazy dinners ... because those days happen. Oops! They're so each to make and they're always a crowd favorite! The chipotle peppers in adobo give these meatballs the perfect smoky kick!

If you're a fan of smokies and prefer those over meatballs - give them a try! They are awesome in this sauce - I'll even leave the bad "awesomesauce lines" outta here. That's so 2015 anyways!

Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs



yield: 12-14 appetizer servingsprint recipe

Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs

A bag of frozen meatballs gets kicked up a notch (or three!) with the addition of cherry preserves, bottled barbecue sauce, and chipotle peppers. It makes an easy, 5-ingredient appetizer or dinner idea!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 hours and 5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bottle (28 oz.) barbecue sauce
  • 1 jar (18 oz.) cherry preserves
  • 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. adobo sauce from the chipotle pepper can (optional)
  • 1 bag (32 oz.) frozen meatballs

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, cherry preserves, chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce until well mixed. Set aside.
  2. Place the frozen meatballs in a 5 qt. or larger slow cooker. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture over the meatballs and stir to combine.
  3. Cook on LOW 4-6 hours (HIGH 2-3 hours) or until the meatballs are hot and cooked through.
Notes:
  1. Meatballs may be kept warm on the LOW setting.
  2. You may substitute 2 small packages (12-14 oz.) cocktail-sized smoked sausages in place of the meatballs.
  3. If you prefer to serve this for dinner, it makes approximately 6-8 dinner servings
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Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Meatballs

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1 comment:

  1. Oh so cool!! I love this recipe! Next weak we will have the corporate party, and I will cook this for my paper writers.

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