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These 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs are the perfect easy appetizer, party snack, or weeknight dinner for busy families! With only 5 minutes of prep, you can let your Crock Pot do the work while you enjoy time with friends and family this season!
If your family meals and fall get-togethers involve kids (like ours do!), then I’ve got some perfect ways to bring everyone together around the table. Quick-prep finger foods that appeal to both children and adults are the KEY to a successful and easy party!
My boys love these McCain Smiles, which are made with real potatoes, seasoned with sea salt, and shaped into happy little faces. Let’s be honest: these appeal to EVERYONE — not just kids!
Since my boys are always hungry, I like to pair the potatoes with a high-protein meat option. Meat and potatoes is a combination that always satisfies, right?! And what could be more kid-friendly than miniature barbecue meatballs? Since the goal is simplicity, I keep the meatballs super-easy — just three ingredients that you can toss into the Crock Pot while you go about the rest of your fall fun!
Ingredients – What You Need
- Frozen Fully Cooked Bite-Sized Turkey Meatballs
- Barbecue Sauce
This recipe actually comes from my friend Jessica, who brought the meatballs to a potluck gathering at the preschool last year. When I saw how quickly they were devoured, I knew that I needed her secret. Imagine my delight when she rattled off just 3 little ingredients?!
I have been known to add some steamed broccoli on the side for a quick fall dinner that makes everyone “smile,” but that’s certainly not necessary. Just grab some toothpicks, set the meatballs and potatoes out on a buffet, and let your party guests graze while you carve pumpkins, celebrate the Apple Fest, or cheer on your favorite football team.
With McCain Smiles and meatballs on a stick…what’s not to love?!
Top Tip: These meatballs work well as both an appetizer and as a main course. To feed a larger crowd, simply double the recipe!
More Party Food ideas To Try:
3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Meatballs
- 1 (25 ounce) bag frozen fully-cooked bite-sized turkey meatballs
- 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
- 1 small onion, peeled and cut in half
- Place meatballs and barbecue sauce in slow cooker and stir to combine. Add onion halves to the post and cover. Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or on HIGH for 1-2 hours.
- Remove onion halves and discard just before serving.
I always buy McCain fries and what a lovely idea to pair the smiles with barbecue meatballs . Always love quick and easy meals especially during holidays .
Thanks, Ruwani! 🙂
Those smiley potatoes are so fun and they’re the perfect combo with meatballs, yum!