Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Ah, the annual Superbowl post. The Rams (who?) sure aren’t in it this year, and being a loyal St. Louisian, I most likely won’t be cheering for them ever again, so my focus will be even more on the commericals, halftime, and the food! I didn’t think anyone could beat Katy Perry’s halftime performance last year but HELLOOO Beyoncé and Coldplay?! And Lady Gaga is singing the national anthem? It’s going to be epic. You know I’ll be dancing in front of the TV learning some new dance moves and trying to look as cool as Beyoncé, which… well… is impossible.

Last year, we made THE BEST WINGS, but if you’re looking to fly away from the wing-rut, check out this recipe that is tried and true, easy as pie, and pretty dang mindless to make.


This is not an original recipe. You’ll find it on most BBQ sauce sites, grape jelly sites, and all over Pinterest. We added a few extra kicks of flavor, just to keep it interesting. Our version is pretty spicy, so if you don’t like the heat, don’t get near the fire (leave out the red pepper flakes).

These meatballs are crowd pleasers, perfect to bring to any shower, birthday party, potluck, or super bowl party. We hope your super bowl weekend goes well and nobody gets injured trying to dance like Beyoncé. I better start stretching now…

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours


2 bags (20-oz. each) of precooked, frozen meatballs (we used turkey meatballs from Trader Joe’s)

1 bottle (18-oz.) BBQ sauce

1 jar (17-oz.) grape jelly

6 garlic cloves, smashed

1 tablespoon red pepper flakes


Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and turn on high for 4 hours. Discard garlic cloves and serve hot with toothpicks.

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