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Need Help Finding A Crockpot Meatball Recipe....Please.

Started 1355444255.237 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1355928831.45 by patbz

Anyone have a really good one, that they will share?

Thank you!

Have you met or seen my friend Harvey? Harvey loves Judith Ripka and her jewelry!! He says," Judith Ripka makes me very "hoppy!"

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forrestwolf1355447041.0576012 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

I personally enjoy the Italian meatballs from SAMS, or the Armour Italian meatballs, and place in the crock pot, and make the Knorr Garlic Herb seasoning per package directions, and pour over the meatballs, and cook for 3-4 hours, and then enjoy.......{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

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KentuckyWo­man1355448477.3231779 PostsRegistered 10/29/2009

1 (12 oz.) bottle Heinz chili sauce
1 (10 oz.) jar grape jelly
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 bag Italian style frozen meatballs

Melt grape jelly in a sauce pan until smooth and add grape jelly, lemon juice and brown sugar. Dump everything in the crockpot making sure the meatballs are coated. Turn on low and forget it. I usually like to put them on at least three hours before I serve. You can turn the crockpot on high for 60 minutes then turn back to low heat. These are cocktail style meatballs and every time I make them there are no leftovers. My family and friends love them. I have actually made this using my own meatball recipe but the frozen ones work out just as well and I don't have the hassle of making them myself.

granddi1355449608.307815 PostsRegistered 9/8/2009

Lou's Meatballs: mix together for the meatballs/ brown in oil

2lbs ground beef (hamburger)

1/2 c uncooked rice

2-3 T bread crumbs

small onion chopped very fine

salt pepper

Cook in sauce about 3 hours:

2 large cans tomato sauce + little water
1/2 cup sugar

4 T lemon juice

one large onion chopped fine

one piece of small fruit chopped (apple, peach taste good)

foxfire1355456165.32210 PostsRegistered 6/19/2007

Are the italian meatballs from sams their own brand or another brand?

JeanLouise­Finch1355478619.51710790 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

Frozen Italian Meatballs from Costco (or Sams) are a big time saver. Just mix a 12 oz. bottle of chili sauce with a 10 oz. jar of grape jelly and pour that over your meatballs. The jelly will be chunky at first, but everything will melt down and mix as it heats through.

I make these in my electric skillet because it goes faster, but then transfer them to a crockpot to keep them warm, if on a buffet set-up.

bbqjudge1355499600.73792 PostsRegistered 4/16/2009Illinois/St. Louis Area

I have 2 recipes that I use, one being like the previous poster that uses the chili sauce & the grape jelly, except that I use a bottle of BBQ sauce instead of the chili sauce, and sometimes a can of whole cranberry sauce with the BBQ sauce.

Another recipe that I like VERY much is called

BAVARIAN MEATBALLS

3 pounds frozen little meatballs, thawed

12 oz. bottle chili sauce

1 (16 oz.) can whole cranberry sauce

27 oz. Bavarian-style sauerkraut, undrained

1 cup water

1 cup packed brown sugar

Combine chili sauce, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, water, and brown sugar. Mix well. Pour sauce and thawed meatballs into a slow cooker, stir.

Cook, covered, at a medium temperature for 4 hours. Stir occasionally to coat meatballs.

In case you don't have a slow cooker, another recipe calls for simmering the sauce mixture for 5 minutes, add meatballs, then bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1-1 1/2 hrs. (I have not tried the baking method)

Chicagoan1355501257.72680 PostsRegistered 6/11/2008CHICAGOLAND

Do you have a GFS, (Gordon's Food Services) nearby? I buy their Swedish Meatball Sauce in a large can and buy my meatballs from Sams and serve in the crock-pot. It is so easy and very good and always a big hit at parties.

Robin ....

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cab19551355501495.2031199 PostsRegistered 11/17/2004southwest michigan
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sorry..:( cb

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ednapsych1355501990.9131298 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I use the chili and grape jelly recipe too! They can't be beat:

1 jar grape jelly

1 jar chili sauce

1 teaspoon of brown sugar

Stir and heat it all in a pan on the stove. Then toss this sauce with a whole bag of Costco's Italian Meatballs (frozen is fine) .

Place it all in a crock pot and cook on low at least 4 hrs (because the meatballs are frozen).

The family is already asking if I am making them for Christmas time....THEY ARE ALWAYS a crowd pleaser.....NO FAIL.

mtee1355502051.893411 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

What other EASY things would go well with the Crock Pot Meat Balls with the Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly?

cab19551355503878.2971199 PostsRegistered 11/17/2004southwest michigan

1 cup apple jelly

1 cup grape juice

1 cup catsup

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

4 lbs frozen angus Perfectly Cooked brand frozen meatballs

1 tsp. minced onion (optional)

in a saucepan melt together jelly, juice, catsup, sauce

put frozen meatballs in slo-cooker, add onion

pour sauce over top of meatballs to coat. Cook on LOW 4 hours or until heated.

YUM! :) cb

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sunshine451355504336.28741102 PostsRegistered 1/13/2007east coast and west coast

how about some drunken meatballs?...... use one cup of ketchup, one cup of brown sugar, and one cup of bourbon...... mix the sauce ingredients together and add the meatballs (or cut up hot dogs or smokies). this makes an EXCELLENT appetizer.

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luvpoos1355582507.725910 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma

are the frozen meatballs high in fat. went to buy a frozen pkg and put them back because of the fat content. are some lower than others. i love the convenience though

you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones

luvpoos1355583061.6235910 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma

one tip i discovered, that if using bread crumbs in your meatball mixture, moisten the bread crumbs in a little bit of milk to moisten them, then mix them with your mix. this results in a nice moist meatball. an old tip from a great italian cook, mimi, who is no longer with us:(

you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones

AuntG1355588321.0436196 PostsRegistered 1/31/2009Wisconsin
On 12/14/2012 sunshine45 said:

how about some drunken meatballs?...... use one cup of ketchup, one cup of brown sugar, and one cup of bourbon...... mix the sauce ingredients together and add the meatballs (or cut up hot dogs or smokies). this makes an EXCELLENT appetizer.


I've used this with the mini hot dogs, along with a squirt of mustard and it is very good.

luvpoos1355588471.255910 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma
On 12/14/2012 mtee said:

What other EASY things would go well with the Crock Pot Meat Balls with the Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly?

I like to these with rice, the sauce is yummy and then a salad, woola, dinner is done

you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones

Me2Me1355922395.756825 PostsRegistered 11/7/2007In my own little world

I want to thank everyone who shared a meatball recipe!

WOW! There are so many delicious ideas for meatballs. They are all making me hungry!

Sorry it took me so long to respond and thank everyone. This has been a busy week for me.

Thank You!!

Have you met or seen my friend Harvey? Harvey loves Judith Ripka and her jewelry!! He says," Judith Ripka makes me very "hoppy!"

patbz1355928831.423894 PostsRegistered 7/25/2006White Mountains AZ

Costco meatballs and equal parts grape jelly and French' s mustard to cover. This has been my go to recipe for 40 years.

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