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Spicy Chile Meatballs With Barbecue Sauce

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Spicy Chile Meatballs With Barbecue Sauce

Spicy Chile Meatballs

Photo: Diana Rattray
Prepared meatballs make these a snap to fix and cook in the slow cooker. I used Aidell's Chipotle Meatballs in this recipe, but feel free to use your own favorite brand of refrigerated or frozen prepared meatballs or make your own from scratch.


  • 3 to 4 dozen small meatballs, such as 2 packages Aidell's Chicken & Turkey Chipotle Meatballs
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apple jelly
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 2 poblano chile peppers, coarsely chopped, or Anaheim peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • dash garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder, optional


Combine all ingredients in a 3 to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours. Makes 3 to 4 dozen meatball appetizers, or serve with rice for a family meal. This recipe can easily be doubled for a bigger crowd.

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 5 out of 5
Modified recipe, Member Avadiane

I modified the recipe and can't go to a buffet party without being told I have to bring my meatballs. For full crockpot (mine is 7qts): 2 pkgs whatever meatballs (I use beef). 1 jar jalepeno jelly (not apple jelly) Lg. Jar Baby Rays bbq or 1.5 jars Kraft Honey bbq 2 poblano chile peppers - fine chop - as in cuisinart fine 1 -2 jalepeno peppers - fine chop 1 cup chopped onion garlic powder or a tsp real crushed garlic 1-2 Tbls. chili powder Sound spicy? Darn right they are!!

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