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Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

These Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs are absolutely delicious and make the perfect easy appetizer or add rice for a quick family dinner!

Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

Oh my gosh you guys!!!  You are going to love this recipe!  And so are your friends and family!

These Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs recipe is an oldie but a goodie.  It is also a staple at my house whenever we have a potluck or gathering.  

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You should have most of the ingredients needed for these meatballs in your kitchen and pantry already.  I like to keep a bag or two of frozen, cooked meatballs in my freezer so that whenever I am asked to bring a dish to a party I can whip this one up in no time.  

I have a large 7 quart slow cooker but this will totally fit in a 4 quart pot as well.

Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

We also love this garlic parmesan meatball recipe and this bacon & mushroom meatball recipe.

Be sure to check out these Crockpot Freezer Meals and Meal Planning Recipes for more tips and ideas.

Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

How to make crockpot bbq beer meatballs

It’s so easy to throw this recipe together that it is sure to become one of your go-to family favorites as well!

Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs


  • Cooked meatballs – we like the ones from Costco.
  • Medium diced onions
  • Beer – any beer works!
  • Ketchup
  • Brown sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Granulated garlic
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

I like to finish these off by by skewering them, brushing with extra BBQ sauce and broiling them on low for 5-10 minutes in the oven. This is totally optional but is a great way to serve up these BBQ Beer Meatballs at your next appetizer party!

Quick and easy right?  And super delicious!  You could serve this over rice for a quick family meal and add it to your weekly meal planning as well.

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Tips for making Crockpot Freezer Meals:

  • Use 1 gallon, large freezer bags.  Label bags with the date, recipe and cooking instructions.
  • Lay ingredients flat in the bag for easier storage in the freezer.
  • This 7-Quart Oval Crockpot is the only one that I use and has lasted for over ten years!
  • Defrost meals in the refrigerator or place frozen into the crockpot.  If the meal is defrosted, reduce the cooking time accordingly (subtract two hours for most crockpot meals).
  • Crockpot meals can easily be converted to Instant Pot recipes using this handy guide from Taste of Home – How to Convert Slow Cooker Recipes for the Instant Pot.
  • Store meals for up to three months in the freezer.
Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

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Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs

These Crockpot BBQ Beer Meatballs are absolutely delicious and make the perfect easy appetizer or add rice for a quick family dinner!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 12 servings


  • 3 lbs cooked meatballs
  • 2 medium diced onions
  • 12 oz beer
  • 1.5 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • Place ingredients in the crockpot.
  • Stir.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g

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What if you’re not using frozen meatballs. Do the instructions stay the same?