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BBQ Slow Cooker Meatballs

Hey Smokin’ and Grillin’ wit AB Fam! Today, we’re diving into the realm of Sticky BBQ Slow Cooker Meatballs. Get ready to elevate your taste buds with this mouthwatering recipe that combines the rich flavors of ground beef, a smokin’ barbecue sauce, and a touch of AB’s signature flair. Let’s fire up those slow cookers and get ready for a flavor explosion!

Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped onion OR shallot
  • ⅓ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley (optional for more flavor)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried garlic powder (optional for more flavor)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika (smoked or regular, both work)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or less, to taste)

Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, egg, mustard, chopped onion or shallot, bread crumbs, dried parsley, dried garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

In a separate bowl, mix together barbecue sauce, ground paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and salt.

Place the meatballs in the slow cooker.

Pour the sauce over the meatballs, making sure they are evenly coated.

Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the meatballs are cooked through and tender.

Optional: If you want a stickier glaze, you can transfer the cooked meatballs to a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes until they get a bit caramelized.

Serve the sticky BBQ meatballs over rice, pasta, or as appetizers. Enjoy!

Recipe Card

BBQ Slow Cooker Meatballs

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 4 hour Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 10

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, egg, mustard, chopped onion or shallot, bread crumbs, dried parsley, dried garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

  2. Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together barbecue sauce, ground paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and salt.

  4. Place the meatballs in the slow cooker.

  5. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, making sure they are evenly coated.

  6. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the meatballs are cooked through and tender.

  7. Optional: If you want a stickier glaze, you can transfer the cooked meatballs to a baking sheet and broil for a few minutes until they get a bit caramelized.

  8. Serve the sticky BBQ meatballs over rice, pasta, or as appetizers. Enjoy!

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