Barbecue Meatballs

This tangy, yet spicy meatball recipe goes well with some southern-inspired vegetables, or alone as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 9 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 1⁄2 cups chili sauce
  • 1 cup grape jelly or fig jam
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsp. arrowroot powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine the chili sauce, jelly, and mustard in a 2-quart slow cooker and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on high while preparing meatballs.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients thoroughly. Shape into 20 medium-sized meatballs. Place meatballs on a broiler rack or in a baking pan and bake in oven for 20 minutes. Drain well.
  • Add meatballs to the sauce in slow cooker. Stir well to coat.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.