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Slow Cooker Blueberry BBQ Meatballs

Slow Cooker Blueberry BBQ Meatballs

Need a weeknight meal idea? What about an appetizer for your next get-together? Either way, do yourself a favor and try these Slow Cooker Blueberry BBQ Meatballs! Use the help of your slow cooker and with a little bit of prep work these easy and delicious slow cooker meatballs will be ready in no time at all! 

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings (2 meatballs each)
Calories 534 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon BBQ seasoning
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce homemade or bottled
  • 1/2 cup blueberry preserves

Instructions

  1. Add milk to panko bread crumbs in small bowl and let soak for 5 minutes or until softened
  2. Add to pork and beef along with egg, cheese, shallots and BBQ seasoning
  3. Mix using hands until well combined but be careful not to overwork mixture
  4. Using hands or ice cream scooper measure out 12 servings and roll gently into balls (a little larger than golfballs)
  5. Place on foil lined baking sheet and place in oven
  6. Turn on broiler and broil for 5-8 minutes watching closely until browned on top
  7. Transfer to slow cooker
  8. Whisk together BBQ sauce and blueberry preserves
  9. Pour half of mixture over meatballs
  10. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours for low for 4-6 until meatballs are fully cooked through
  11. Remove from slow cooker and toss with remaining sauce (discard any cooking liquid from crock)
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Blueberry BBQ Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 714mg 30%
Potassium 662mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.