Classic Crock Pot Meatballs

This Sweet and Spicy Meatballs Recipe is Super Simple!

Simple, slow cooker, sweet and spicy meatballs are exactly what your next party needs!

It’s one of our favorite beef, dump crock pot (or slow cooker) recipes!

These meatballs are super easy for busy moms to toss together and serve for a party or weekly family meal!

Sweet and Spicy meatballs are tossed in the slow cooker using ready-made meatballs and a handful of ingredient!

Want a Crazy-fun Meatball Recipe Idea?

Here’s a family meal hint: Layer meatballs on french bread, add some shredded cheese and serve with a side salad for meatball sub and salad meal!

Fun, right?

Just cook the packaged meatballs as normal and leave off our favorite ingredient in this recipe that create the easiest sweet and spicy meatballs you’ve ever made!

Easy, Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs make every party more fun!

Moving on to party recipes!

We always keep a stash of toothpicks when we serve meatballs.

This makes it super-easy for guests to quickly grab their meatballs and dig into party food.

And when these slow cooked meatballs hit the party table, they’re ready to be gobbled right up!

slow cooker meatballs on blue plate

Best thing about this crock pot, meatball recipe?

You can always serve it piping hot because it’s cooked and served in a slow cooker!

crock pot meatballs

When I’m hosting parties, I also like to serve hot drinks int he slow cooker!

Here’s a fun, slow cooker hot chocolate recipe.…because I think hot chocolate should be drank during every season of the year!

slow cooker meat balls on a toothpick

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs have been a favorite of mine since I was a kiddo.

I’m so thrilled I can now make these for family, friends and my kiddos.

And one day, my kids will share them with friends and family too!

And just like that….you’ve got a family recipe that’s steeped in tradition.

No matter how crazy easy it is to make!

sweet and spicy meatballs recipe

Ingredients Needed for Crock Pot Meatballs

  • Party Size bag of meatballs (48-65 oz)
  • 32 oz barbecue sauce
  • 32 oz grape jelly
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper
sweet and spicy meatballs

How to Make Crock Pot Meatballs

  • Combine all ingredients in a large crockpot and mix well.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours.

Easy, right?!

What Does the Perfect, Crock Pot Meatball Have?

The perfect meatball has sweetness and a dash of spice.

Because heat adds so much more fun to a dish!

That’s why this one is my go-to!

And if you’re invited to my next party?

Be ready to grab a toothpick!

Go ahead and try this super simple, crock pot meatball recipe for yourself!

You won’t be disappointed!

Recipe follows!

P.S. — This recipe makes a lot of meatballs! Feel free to half the recipe if you have a smaller group of people to feed!

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Crock pot sweet and spicy meatballs recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Yield: 60 Meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Easy, sweet and spicy, these slow cooker meatballs are a family fave and perfect for parties!


  • Party Size bag of meatballs (48-65 oz)
  • 32 oz barbecue sauce
  • 32 oz grape jelly
  • 3 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large crockpot and mix well.
  2. Cook on high for 4 hours.


This recipe makes a ton of meatballs. If you to half it, you can use the family size bag of meatballs (usually about 25 oz) and 18 oz bbq sauce, 18 oz grape jelly, and 1.5 tsp cayenne. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

Nutrition values are estimates only, and are provided only as a courtesy.

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