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Crockpot Meatballs in Beer Barbecue Sauce


Serve these tasty meatballs from the slow cooker as an appetizer.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


Mix hamburger, breadcrumbs, egg, seasonings and milk together. Make small meatballs. Bake meatballs in a foil lined baking pan at 375° for 25 minutes.

Combine sauce ingredients in the crockpot and set on LOW. Transfer the browned meatballs to the sauce; cover and cook for 5 to 7 hours. Serve the meatballs hot from the crockpot.
Makes about 4 dozen meatballs.

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