3 Ingredient Meatball Recipe ~ Slow Cooker




We went to my brother in law’s house for supper.

He had several slow cookers out with food. My son, Spencer, usually will not eat any meat with sauce on it because he wants ketchup. But he saw the meatballs and wanted to try them.

He ate 3 helpings of meatballs and at one point I had to tell him to save some for others.

I heard from my brother in law’s girlfriend the recipe and it is so simple, I had to share it with all of you while I make it today for my son!


3 Ingredient Meatball Recipe ~ Slow Cooker
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  • 1 bag of precooked meatballs. ( 2lbs)
  • 1 (425ml) Grape Jam
  • 1 (425ml) BBQ sauce.


  1. Place Meatballs in a slow cooker
  2. Add the grape jam
  3. add bbq sauce
  4. Stir sauces and meatballs around.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  6. Stir and serve. (Great alone or on top of rice)

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  1. Lynda Cook
    May 17, 2016 / 11:17 pm
    This is my mother's go to recipe also, she takes these to all the pot lucks she goes to, they are quick and very tasty, and everyone seems to really like them!!
  2. Leslie Crosbie
    May 18, 2016 / 4:06 am
    I dont own a slow-cooker, I have always wanted one but for some reason have never gotten one. This recipe looks delicious though!!
  3. Melanie borhi
    May 18, 2016 / 4:06 am
    this recipe sounds so good and authentic i love italian food. my mouth is watering already.
  4. jan
    May 18, 2016 / 12:27 pm
    It is always so great to get kids involved in the cooking process!
  5. Sue Frampton
    May 18, 2016 / 4:35 pm
    I just got a slow cooker going to try this seems easy to do Thanks
    • Diane
      May 19, 2016 / 12:37 am
      Very easy! It is my 11 year old son's favourite dish. He just loves it.
  6. Karla Sceviour
    May 18, 2016 / 9:27 pm
    oh wow,so easy!! Sounds delicious!
  7. Dandy
    May 19, 2016 / 12:28 am
    Sounds really easy! Thanks for sharing!
  8. Heidi c.
    May 19, 2016 / 6:10 am
    My Grandma used to make these! Thanks for the flashback :). I will have to make these for my family to try.
  9. Sandi Tymchuk
    May 19, 2016 / 6:30 am
    If this helps children enjoy meatballs, why not have a treat?
  10. Daniela Plume
    May 19, 2016 / 4:29 pm
    I would never have considered adding jam to meatballs but it makes sense. I'll have to try it. thank you!
  11. Cairine
    May 19, 2016 / 8:22 pm
    This isn't the first time I've heard of meatballs with grape jelly but have never tried it. I have a slow cooker so should do a little experimenting!
  12. May 19, 2016 / 9:04 pm
    Grape jam? I love Grape Jam, but never thought about using it in a Meatball sauce. Pinning for later! Can't wait to try this recipe out. YUM!
    • Diane
      May 20, 2016 / 6:12 am
      It makes it so good.
  13. fluffa221
    May 19, 2016 / 10:11 pm
    Wow! Stunning!!
  14. chaghaloo
    May 20, 2016 / 2:10 am
    Sounds delicious!
  15. Amy Lovell
    May 20, 2016 / 7:27 am
    Oh yum! This sounds delicious!~ Will have to make this!
  16. Victoria Ess
    May 20, 2016 / 8:34 am
    Sounds tasty!
  17. Daniella
    May 21, 2016 / 3:57 pm
    Wow can't wait to try it :o
  18. Karen B
    May 21, 2016 / 7:15 pm
    Love my slow cooker but I don't have a lot of time to fiddle with prep work and just need quick easy to do recipes so the the meat balls I will try.
  19. Silvia D
    May 23, 2016 / 6:23 pm
    sounds so good. Never tried using grape jam! thank you for sharing the recipe!
  20. Julie
    May 24, 2016 / 9:53 am
    My kids love meatballs, I'd never have thought to put grape jelly in though, I should totally try this!
  21. Joanne Frank
    May 29, 2016 / 9:26 pm
    sounds very good . will be trying this :) thanks
  22. Treen Goodwin
    May 30, 2016 / 8:54 am
    wow sounds interesting , i think i will have to try them out :) thanks for sharing the recipe :)
  23. June 1, 2016 / 11:16 pm
    Wow! I love that this is simple, delicious and so easy to make. My instincts tell me to trust in your son.He has great taste in food.LOL
  24. Joni W
    June 3, 2016 / 2:30 pm
    Really!!? Grape Jam in meat balls. wow! never heard.
  25. Ellen
    June 5, 2016 / 6:57 pm
    Pinning this.
  26. Luisa
    June 12, 2016 / 9:26 am
    Always bring this to potluck dinners and its a fan favourite!
  27. Darren Scrubb
    June 12, 2016 / 4:02 pm
    This really seems to be a delicious meal for sure.
  28. pratzip
    June 13, 2016 / 4:16 pm
    time to up my cooking game
  29. Donnas
    June 15, 2016 / 7:21 am
    So easy to make; and I bet the flavour combination is delicious. I'm gonna have to make this.
  30. Carole Dube
    June 20, 2016 / 10:34 pm
    I saved the recipe to my Pinterest, I love meatballs and tried many recipes for the sauce and I haven't found one that I love yet. I will try this one, thank you for sharing.
  31. Tina Bowden
    June 30, 2016 / 11:25 pm
    Great recipe! Definitely one i'm going to add to my list. We use our slow cooker All. The. Time. Great for the winter to make the house smell cozy and inviting; and in the summer when it's too ridiculously hot to turn on the oven. Grape Jelly and BBQ sauce...who knew???

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