These crazy yummy 3-igredient apricot glazed party meatballs take less than 5 minutes’ prep and 4 hours in a slow cooker, and they will be the hit of any party or tailgate!
These 3-ingredient apricot glazed party meatballs always get raves~especially from men. I made these for our young marrieds small group once, and one of the young husbands asked (as he was piling them on his plate) “is this ALL the meatballs?” He was hoping we had another stash somewhere so that he could come back for more:-)
These meatballs have a perfectly balanced flavor of tart & sweet. I’d describe them as “tangy” with almost an Asian flavor. They are incredibly yummy.
I keep apricot preserves, chili sauce, and frozen meatballs on hand so that I can throw these appetizers together any time I need party food or a savory heavy hors d’oeuvre option. Everyone loves these, and they really are effortless to make.
Preserves: Apricot preserves have a unique nectarous flavor and tartness, so I don’t succumb to the temptation to fall back upon the grape jelly version that is so common with party meatballs. Cook’s Illustrated taste tests rates two brands below:
I couldn’t live without my casserole sized programmable Crock-Pot, which is perfect for making and serving appetizers that need to stay warm. Of course, I’d only serve from a Crock-Pot for super casual gathering; otherwise, I’d put these in a chafing dish. But for game day gathering, a Crock is just fine.
I am on my second casserole crock; it is one of my all time fave kitchen work horses. I am glad that I purchased (online) from Bed, Bath & Bey0nd, as after a year, my digital display was not showing all the numbers. I took it into my local store (with original receipt) where they did an exchange and had a new one shipped directly to me. #bestcustomerserviceever
If you try these yummy morsels, I’d love to hear what you think! I love hearing from savvy readers, so please feel free to leave comments! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- 2 pounds (2 bags) frozen party meatballs
- 18 ounces apricot preserves
- 12 ounces (1 bottle) chili sauce
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray; turn to low.
- In small bowl, mix apricot preserves and chili sauce until well blended.
- Pour meatballs into slow cooker.
- Pour sauce over meatballs; stir until well coated.
- Cover; cook on low for 4 hours.
- Keep warm in slow cooker.
Amount Per Serving Calories 3186 Total Fat 55g Saturated Fat 19g Cholesterol 225mg Sodium 11963mg Carbohydrates 592g Sugar 398g Protein 85g