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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35 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Meatball Recipe ~ Slow Cooker”

  1. 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. 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. My Grandma used to make these! Thanks for the flashback :). I will have to make these for my family to try.
  4. I would never have considered adding jam to meatballs but it makes sense. I'll have to try it. thank you!
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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