Maple Meatballs Recipe For the Slow Cooker

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Last Updated on August 24, 2020 by Ellen Christian

This Maple Meatballs Recipe is perfect for busy nights because you cook it in the slow cooker. Make this recipe tonight for your family.

I love my slow cooker, and any night I know will be busy, I plan to use it. It’s a huge time saver, and I can have dinner ready and waiting when I get home. This maple glazed meatball recipe works for dinner or as an appetizer.

Maple Meatballs Recipe For the Slow Cooker

Maple Meatballs Recipe

Another way that this maple meatballs recipe saves time is because it starts with frozen cooked meatballs. Now, if you’re not pressed for time, you can certainly make the meatballs from scratch. But, if it’s one of those days that you need something on the table quickly, starting with frozen meatballs is a fantastic way to save time.

You can serve them with your favorite type of meatballs whether that’s beef, turkey, or pork. Or you can make them homemade if you like. I usually use frozen to save time.

This Maple Meatballs Recipe is perfect for busy nights because you cook it in the slow cooker. Make this recipe tonight for your family.

What you’ll need to make this Maple Meatballs Recipe

Slow Cooker – A standard sized slow cooker is perfectly fine. But, I really like the extra-large slow cookers because I can make a whole roast chicken or a pork roast in them along with potatoes and carrots.

Slow Cooker Bag – I really hate scrubbing my slow cooker after dinner. Use a slow cooker bag and save time when you make this maple meatballs recipe. Just lift the bag out and dispose of it with no scrubbing.

a red slow cooker on the kitchen counter

Serving suggestions

I usually serve this maple meatballs recipe over rice because it’s quick and filling that way. If you get a rice cooker, you can have the rice done in just a few minutes. Then, serve this along with a bagged salad and you have a filling, healthy meal that’s on the table fast. If you’re watching your carbs, you can simply serve these on a bed of lettuce with extra vegetables and skip the rice entirely.

meatballs on a bed of lettuce

I love meatballs but when I’m really busy I rely on the already made kind as a time saver. Meatballs can be great as part of dinner in spaghetti and meatballs or in southwest taco salad or meatball subs or any number of other fantastic dishes. They’re also a great way to add variety when you’re entertaining. If you want these for a party, use a smaller size meatball and add a toothpick for maple cocktail meatballs. I hope you have a chance to try these savory maple meatballs.

Want more meatball recipes? Try my Paleo Meatballs Recipe

How to reheat my meatball recipe

If you have leftovers and want to reheat them, you can place them in a pot with a small amount of water and reheat them over low heat until they are warm through. Or, you can put them in the microwave. 

This Maple Meatballs Recipe is perfect for busy nights because you cook it in the slow cooker. Make this recipe tonight for your family.

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Yield: 8

Maple Meatballs Recipe for the Slow Cooker

This Maple Meatballs Recipe is perfect for busy nights because you cook it in the slow cooker. Make this recipe tonight for your family.

This Maple Meatballs Recipe is perfect for busy nights because you cook it in the slow cooker. Make this recipe tonight for your family.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs frozen meatballs
  • 1 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons dried chives 
  • 1 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp ground mustard

Instructions

  1. Pour frozen meatballs into a slow cooker.
  2. Whisk together maple syrup, chives, chili sauce, soy sauce, and ground mustard. Pour mixture over meatballs.
  3. Cook meatballs on high for 4 1/2 hours or on low for 5 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 695Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 1935mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 5gSugar: 49gProtein: 26g

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