Crock Pot BBQ and Grape Jelly Meatballs

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This Crockpot BBQ and Grape Jelly Meatballs recipe is a perfect combination of sweet, tangy and savory flavors that will fill your tummy with every bite. These homemade meatballs are a perfect snack to serve when friends come over, and even to serve for dinner with some rice and vegetables. Or, if you like, make these up on a night when the family is staying at home, and everyone is feeling a bit hungry and could use a snack just like this one as an appetizer. This easy meatball recipe is so easy even your youngest kids can make it if they like to help out in the kitchen for fun. This is especially true since the whole easy meatball recipe and any other recipe just gets tossed in to a crock pot, perhaps one of the safest pieces of cooking equipment that you might have in your kitchen cupboards. It is also one of the best and most convenient to use, and will produce a great result for you with this grape jelly meatballs recipe.

Crock pots have been around for some time, and their origins, a slow cooking oven where foods were left to cook during the night, are fairly well known. Then, in the early 1900s, an enterprising entrepreneur observed the concept of using the oven while it cooled to cook entire meals and simply shrank the idea down and put it in to a pot, rather like the cooking method itself, in fact. The inventor was inspired by a recipe that his mom told him that she used to make for the Sabbath when people weren't allowed to cook or use the oven all day. So he came up with a simple contraption that would be able to cook foods all night or all day long. The crock pot was the perfect invention for busy families who had working moms and dads. The recipe could just simply be added into the crockpot and then the crock pot would be turned on to cook the foods throughout the day and have dinner ready for the family when they returned home.

Even though there are plenty of crock pot designs out there, do not be swayed to buy a fancy pot, by any means. Any simple and cheap configuration will do. More than two settings likely are not really needed, so do not buy the most expensive one by any means. In fact, you can often find these kitchen tools in the second hand store as people dump them often because they have not yet discovered what wonderful cooking utensils they are. And they are a wonderful cooking tool, turning out beautifully cooked meats, chicken, fish and other dishes time and again, done to perfection. The one drawback can be that the foods are cooked, in no small part, due to the moisture content, which is a slightly different method of cooking than baking in a hot and dry oven. But that may not bother you, and cooking in a hot and dry oven can be a very challenging way to cook anything.

Enjoy this sweet meatball recipe that is so quick and easy to prepare. All three ingredients are just bought from the local grocery store and popped in to the slow cooker, which will go to work for you and produce an astonishing result just a few hours later. This might be the perfect sweet meatball recipe to try a crock pot. Thank you to Angie from the Big Bears Wife food blog for this awesome easy meatball recipe for homemade meatballs. Check out some of the other recipes on Angie's website where she shares free breakfast and brunch recipes, slow cooker recipes, dinner recipes, soup recipes and so much more. Be sure to try out this sweet meatball recipe soon and see how you like it.*

Nutrition Facts for: Crock Pot BBQ and Grape Jelly Meatballs from Big Bears Wife
Ingredients: Frozen meatballs, BBQ Sauce, grape jelly.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings (5 meatballs in each serving) * Per Serving: Calories 355, Calories from Fat 103, Total Fat 11.5g 18%, Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%, Cholesterol 33mg 11%, Sodium 963mg 40%, Potassium 139mg 4%, Carbohydrates 53.5g 18%, Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%, Sugars 34.9g, Protein 14.3g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 7%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%

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