For many years, one of our favourite chicken recipes has been Cindy’s Chicken. It’s a simple recipe but oh, so good! When we have a get-together, I often serve sweet and sour crock pot meatballs as one of the appetizers. Meatballs are always a huge hit with kids (and some of the adults). I wanted to serve meatballs but didn’t want them to be the same ones I always serve.
I decided to see what it would taste like if I used the sauce from Cindy’s Chicken on the meatballs. It was a good gamble. Our family now has a new favourite meatball recipe!
Easy Crock Pot Meatballs Recipe:
800 g cooked meatballs
250 mL bottle of Russian dressing
250 mL of apricot jam
3 Tbsp. dry onion soup mix
For this recipe, you can make your own meatballs from scratch and cook them or buy frozen pre-cooked meatballs.
In a bowl, mix together the Russian dressing, apricot jam and dry onion soup mix. Place the meatballs in the crock pot and pour the sauce over top. Stir. Cook in the slow cooker on low for 2-3 hours.
If you are making these as a freezer meal, place the meatballs in a large resealable freezer bag. Mix the sauce together and pour into the bag. Squish together to combine, remove excess air from bag and seal. Freeze until ready to cook. Thaw. Pour into the crock pot and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
If serving these crock pot meatballs as an appetizer, you can set them out with toothpicks.
If you’re looking for other appetizers that can be made ahead, check out my Appetizers Freezer Meal Plan that includes printable shopping list, prep list, recipes, and printable labels.