A delicious meatball recipe with an unlikely pairing of ingredients perfected in the slow cooker. These 2 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs make an excellent appetizer or meal! They are the perfect party meatball and can be made with fresh or frozen varieties.
Ever get invited to a party and or pot luck dinner and don’t know what to bring? I can tell you I have been in that spot way too many times! It can be such a tricky situation because no one wants to spend the entire day of a party cooking up a huge meal.
I used to be the lasagna girl, but that commitment would take hours! Now I like to think of myself as the 2 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs kind of girl.
Sounds funny huh? Lately, it is so true though. Just call me the party meatball chic. I used to bring my sweet and savory slow cooker meatballs made with cranberry sauce to parties, but now I have switched to using Grape Preserves–sounds super weird huh?
I thought so too until a friend suggested I try it! Once I did, I can honestly say I will NEVER go back!
Intrigued, excited, or eager to try these 2 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs out? All you need are some homemade or frozen meatballs. I usually use my gluten free meatballs recipe, but last time I decided to go with some fire grilled frozen variety.
I have to say, I have NEVER used frozen meatballs before, but they sure are convenient, and surprisingly tasty.
Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs Ingredients
- 3 lbs of frozen or homemade meatballs
- (2) – 12 ounce bottles of chili sauce
- (1)- 24 ounce jar of Grape Preserves
How to Make Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Party Meatballs
Pour sauces, and jam into your slow cooker, and then add your meatballs. Obviously if you are using frozen meatballs, about 30 minutes is all you need to cook them.
You would need more time if you use homemade–about 3 hours on low.
Once your meatballs are done, just secure your slow cooker, place it in the car, and head to your destination.
Your meatballs will be the star of the show! Trust me when I say it is VERY hard to eat just one or 2!
These 2 Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Meatballs are so darn good, and tasty!!!
The flavors of the chili and grape preserve balance each other out to create the perfect sticky and sweet meatball.
Get the printable recipe for these Sweet & Spicy slow cooker meatballs below!
Sweet & Spicy 2 Ingredients Slow Cooker Meatballs
- 32 oz frozen meatballs
- 24 oz chili sauce
- 12 oz grape jelly
- Place meatballs in slow cooker.
- Add sauces and let the mixture simmer for at least one hour on low (the longer, the more flavorful).
- If you are using fresh meatballs, you will need to simmer for at least 3 hours.
I have used BBQ sauce with grape jelly but will be trying them using chili sauce.
I’m not a big fan of the frozen meatballs.; they’re too small and bla in taste.
I like making my own cause I know what all is my meatballs.
Normally, I think they are gross but the Shaw’s brand is soo darn good which is surprising!
Patricia Rehman says
I’ve been making these meatballs for years!..They are delicious!???? I use frozen meatballs. Ground meat, pork, chicken mix. Cooks about 3 hrs in crockpot low.
Thank you! So glad to know others love sweet and savory too!
I tried another recipe and bought really hot chili sauce. What kind of chili sauce do you use? Is it sweet or mildly spicy? I have never seen grape preserves. Is that grape jelly? I look forward to trying your recipes.
Hello, I used store brand grape preserves, and Heinz Chili sauce. You can use grape jelly too.