Crockpot 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. They are a perfect snack to serve when friends come over, and even to serve for supper. 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. This meatballs recipe is so easy even your youngest kids can make it. This is especially true since the whole 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 cooling 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. That is, loosely, how the crock pot came to be invented. And 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 best that money can buy. 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 meal that is so quick and easy to prepare, including not even making the meatballs. 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 meatballs recipe to try a crock pot.

Nutrition Facts for: CrockPot 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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