2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Meatballs

December 07, 2020

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When it comes to feeding family, friends, or kids around the holidays when it seems as if everyone is home, in the house, all the time and searching for snacks or wanting to eat at different times, the same veggies-and-dip tray probably won't cut it for the kids and nobody wants to nosh on weepy wedges of soft cheese or cubed cheese that's wilted on the counter for hours before being stuffed back in the fridge and making a reappearance hours later.

For times like these when quarters are tight, noises are loud (and frequent), and opinions differ, agreeable food that can sit on warm in the slow cooker for hours can be the unsung angel in the kitchen. Our two-ingredient slow cooker meatballs involve almost zero percent effort on your part—simply dump all-natural frozen meatballs into the slow cooker, pour on some jarred BBQ Sauce, and let the slow cooker work to marry the two into tender meatballs blanketed with a smoky, savory, punchy sauce that are fun to poke with toothpicks and pop into mouths. Try this trick with any Primal Kitchen sauce for a snack or potluck side that's tasty, one-pot convenient, and travels well. 

Slow cooker BBQ meatballs with toothpicks stuck in the tops, garnished with chopped parsley, on a white plate. White plates stacked in the background with fresh parsley and Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce

2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe

Time: 2 hours, 32 minutes



*Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley


  • Place frozen meatballs into a slow cooker.
  • Pour bottle of Primal Kitchen Classic BBQ Sauce, or sauce of your choice, on top of the meatballs.
  • Secure the lid on top of the slow cooker and cook on high heat for 2 1/2 hours, or cook on low heat for about 4 hours. 
Slow cooker BBQ Meatballs on a white plate garnished with parsley with toothpicks stuck in the tops

    If you'd prefer to make your own meatballs, check out our recipes for:

    Nutrition info (per serving):

    Calories: 207

    Carbs: 9 grams

    Fat: 15 grams

    Protein: 10 grams

    Nutrition info calculated using Cronometer. 

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