Dinner Tonight: Savory Barbecue Slow Cooker Meatballs

3 years ago

Savory Barbecue Slow Cooker Meatballs are the perfect easy dinner for a busy weekday.




2 lbs. 95% lean ground beef
1 1/3 cup catsup, divided
3 Tbsp. seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
¾ tsp. garlic salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup packed light brown sugar
One 6-oz. can tomato paste
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 ½ tsp. hot-pepper sauce


Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, 1/3 cup catsup, bread crumbs, egg, onion flakes, garlic salt and black pepper. Mix thoroughly, but lightly. Shape into 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in two 15×10-inch jelly roll pans. Bake 18 minutes or until browned.

Transfer hot meatballs to a slow cooker. Mix remaining 1 cup catsup, sugar, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar and hot-pepper sauce in a bowl. Pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. You can serve with cocktail picks.

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