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Crockpot Meatballs Recipes

I love the flavor the cabbage gives this meal. Instead of making cabbage rolls, when my children were little, I would just make it this way and just not give the cabbage to the children. My husband and I could still enjoy the flavors together and the children loved the little hamburger balls and potatoes.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 cups instant rice
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. diced garlic
  • 2 cans of tomato soup
  • 4 or 5 potatoes, cut into quarters

Directions:

Place peeled and quartered potatoes into the bottom of crock pot. Mix the ground beef, instant rice, onion, seasoned salt, pepper, and garlic together. Shape into balls about 2 inches around. Put the meatball on top of potatoes.

Cut the cabbage in half and then cut each half into wedges, place over the meatballs. Mix the 2 cans of tomato soup with 1 cup water and pour over the ingredients in the crockpot. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or high for 2 hours, changing to low for 4 hours, or until potatoes are soft.

By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV

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Easy and delicious. Mix two can of cream of mushroom soup with 1 can of water. Put meatballs (28 or so) in crock pot and pour soup mixture over them. Add salt, pepper, and minced onions.

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December 8, 2011

Place meatballs in crock pot. Stir together chili sauce and cranberry sauce. Pour sauce over meatballs and stir. Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours or until meatballs are thawed and hot.

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December 7, 2007

In a bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, onion, and egg. Shape the mixture into 16 balls. In a slow cooker, mix the spaghetti sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree.

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This is a tasty little meatball that everyone will like and it's easy to do. I like using the cranberry jellied sauce. It creates a little zing in your mouth.

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June 14, 2005

Put one 18 oz. bottle of B.B.Q. sauce and one quart of tomato juice (or stewed tomatoes) over cooked meatballs in crock pot.

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May 18, 2004

Quick, Easy and Delicious recipe. My teenage son even loves this. I make this in a crock pot.

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Does anyone have a quick recipe for meatballs in a crockpot? In essence of saving time, I am going to buy the frozen ones and cook in some type of sauce. Any sauce suggestions? Thanks.

By Monica Adam from Pingree Grove, IL

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

I also use frozen meatballs, Italian seasoned. I layer them in a microwave dish to cover the bottom. Then pour spaghetti sauce over them, and heat until completely heated. I serve them with hoagie rolls, for meatball subs. You can also add provolone cheese slices to the sandwiches. This is quick and easy and only 1 pan to wash.

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

My recipe from the 1960's: 2 lbs. ground beef chuck. Shape into balls and simmer in dutch oven for 30 minutes in mixture of grape jam and Heinz chili sauce. To serve, either keep warm on heated tray or chafing dish. Also serve with toothpicks.

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

I buy the frozen meatballs and let them cook in the crock pot for a few hours then pour a jar of alfredo sauce on them and let them cook until the sauce gets warm.very easy and very yummy!

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

You must cook/heat the frozen meatballs thoroughly before adding to a crock pot. It is not safe to cook any type of meats when it is still frozen in a crock pot. My husband was sick from food poisoning when meatballs were done like that. Microwave them first to heat thoroughly and then add to the crock pot along with the sauce.

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

I have used the frozen meatballs in a crock pot & I do heat them up in the microwave first. Mix together enough barbecue sauce that you think will coat the meatballs and a jar of grape jelly together and pour over the meatballs that are in the crock pot. Simmer for as long as you need to keep them warm-um-um good!

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

After putting meatballs in the crockpot. I add 1 small diced onion, 1 green pepper diced, and 1 can of pineapple chunks. then i mix 1 cup ofbeef broth-alll the juice from the juice from the pineapple and 1/2 cup of soy sauce, pour over meat and let cook in this liquid. serve over rice.

Also Alfredo sauce is good over them. Any beef gravy. All can be served with pasta or potatoes or rice.

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

OK, here's one more recipe-most unusual one for meatballs I ever had, served at a baby shower & I begged for the recipe.
5# bag meatballs
1 can sauerkraut, drained
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 jar chili sauce, then fill that jar 1/2 full of water & add
1/2c. brown sugar
Mix sauce ingredients thoroughly & pour over meatballs....I'm sorry, I don't have exact times, but I cook on low until meatballs are thoroughly heated in middle (most frozen meatballs are pre-cooked, but double-check!)...usually for 2-3 hours.
They taste wonderful!

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

I use Momma Rosa's frozen meatballs. Place in large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and then drain in colander to remove all water and fat. I recommend this no matter what gravy or sauce you use. Place meatballs in Crockpot. Mix approximate equal parts Heinz Chili Sauce with Grape Jelly and mix well. Pour sauce over meatballs. Cook on low 2-3 hours.

3 (12 oz) bottles Heinz Chili Sauce
1 (32 oz) jar grape jelly
5 lb bag frozen cocktail meatballs (or more)

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

We put about 5 lbs. of already cooked frozen Italian Style meatballs in a 6 quart crockpot, then added one 28 ounce jar of honey hickory bbq sauce with about 14 ounces of water, and let simmer for a few hours. Yummy! Any leftovers can be frozen in plastic containers with the sauce.

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December 4, 2013

At a party I went to, they had meatballs that had chili sauce and grape jelly. Does anyone know how much sauce and jelly you would need per large bag of frozen meatballs? Thank you!

By Mary C.

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December 6, 20130 found this helpful

One jar of chili sauce and one about 15-16 oz jar of grape jelly. I'm made that many, many times always go over well.

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December 6, 20130 found this helpful

I make a very similar recipe. For 2 pounds of meat I used a 15 oz can of whole cranberry sauce and 16 oz of tomato sauce. Substitute similar sizes of grape jelly and chili sauce.

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December 6, 20130 found this helpful

Depending on the size of the bag of meatballs, use a medium to large jar of grape jelly and one to two bottles of chili sauce. I have also used marmalade in place of the grape jelly, but that is an acquired taste for some.

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October 28, 2009

Place frozen meatballs in crockpot. Mix the soups and gravy and pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on low for about 6-8 hours.

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