Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Quick and Dirty 3 Ingredient Meatballs

Have you had (or at least heard of) 3 ingredient meatballs? They are all over Pinterest and I have had them at several get togethers. I rather like them BUT my husband hates them. With a passion. I'm not sure if there was a meatball incident in his past or he just has very exacting taste. Either way, I wanted meatballs for Super Bowl; him, not so much. So I had to come up with something he would at least try. Instead of the grape jelly/sweet barbeque sauce combo, I went with apricot preserves and spicy barbeque sauce. I know, super original. The husband liked them. He actually went back for seconds. My mission was a success!

Quick and Dirty Meatballs

-Frozen Meatballs (I prefer all beef, but Kroger didn't carry them so I used the small bag of Armour Homestyle)
-1/3 jar of apricot preserves
-1/2 bottle of thick & spicy barbeque sauce

I mixed the preserves and barbeque sauce then added the entire bag of meatballs.I cooked them on high for 4 hours in my little crockpot. They were piping hot and delicious. You can use a larger bag of meatballs, if you are serving a crew. Just use a larger crockpot, increase the preserves to 2/3 of the jar and use the entire bottle of sauce.

(Meatballs not shown as they were already eaten. At least I got a picture of something!)

Do you have a great recipe from the Super Bowl? Send it on to dawn (dot) contreras (at) gmail (dot) com. Or even better, whip it up and bring it to share at our next MOPS meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.


  1. I like anything quick and dirty (recipes!!!!), so I've added these 3 to my grocery list. Question- 4 hours on high?

    1. Sorry, just saw this! Yes four hours on high :)