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Easy Meatball appetizer recipe made with an incredible 3 ingredient sauce that everyone raves about! Combine frozen meatballs & Lil Smokies in this simple & delicious appetizer recipe perfect for parties.
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Lil' Smokies & Meatball Appetizer recipe

Easy Meatball appetizer recipe made with an incredible 3 ingredient sauce that everyone raves about! Combine frozen meatballs & Lil Smokies in this simple & delicious appetizer recipe perfect for parties.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatball appetizer
Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 14- oz package Lil Smokies
  • 25 meatballs one 14-oz package frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup Grape Jelly

Instructions

  • Combine sauces and jelly in a saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Turn heat on medium and put the lid on the pot. After about 5-8 minutes, once the sauce has heated up a bit, whisk again until smooth.
  • Add meatballs and Lil Smokies. Turn heat down to medium-low, replace lid and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • You can also cook these in the crockpot: Add all ingredients and cook on medium 2-3 hours. (*Really, the meat is already cooked in both instances. You're looking to defrost and heat the meatballs and help the flavors of the sauce meld.)
  • Serve in the crock pot on warm, or transfer to a ceramic or porcelain bowl.Place appetizer forks or toothpicks nearby for easy snacking!

Notes

This is probably one of the simplest appetizers out there and it's such a crowd pleaser. I've tasted many versions, but I really like that this sauce doesn't just taste like bbq sauce! It's different- it's got a nice sweet, smoky favor that is just so good.