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Best Crockpot BBQ Meatballs – Sweet & Spicy

  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 8 people 1x


Perfect for party, potluck, or tailgate – these meatballs are the right balance of sweet, spicy, and BBQ flavor.




  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup white onion
  • 1 egg egg
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika


  1. Chop the onion into small pieces. Mince the garlic.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the meatballs: add the ground beef, garlic, breadcrumbs, white onion, egg, & red pepper.
  3. Roll the meatballs into about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch balls.
  4. Add meatballs to large skillet and brown on all sides.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the sauce: whisk together the Sriracha, BBQ sauce, honey, brown sugar, and paprika.
  6. Add the meatballs to the bottom of your crockpot and pour the sauce over them.
  7. Cook on high for 4 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.


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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 270 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American