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Slow Cooker Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs

This is a favorite at parties I have. I prefer a ratio of 2 parts BBQ to 1 part jelly. I like to use a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce but use what you like.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grape jelly bbq meatballs
Author: Shawn


  • 2 lb bag frozen fully cooked meatballs - thawed overnight in refrigerator or in microwave
  • 40 oz bottle of BBQ sauce or two smaller 18oz bottles
  • 18 oz jar of grape jelly 2 1/4 cup grape jelly


  • Combine BBQ sauce and jelly in a pan, and heat giving it a stir once in awhile until combined.
  • Thaw the meatballs. (microwave thaw setting or thawed in advance)
  • Add to a slow cooker and put on high for around 45 to 60 minutes or until hot, then put to warm.
  • Enjoy!


I like to use Sweet Baby Rays sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for this even though it's not my favorite by itself. Use whatever you want. All that matters is you like it!
The frozen meatballs should already be precooked and only need thawed out.