3 Ingredient Barbecue Meatballs - A Bountiful Love

3 Ingredient Barbecue Meatballs

Here's a quick and easiest appetizer you make with just 3 ingredients! Yes, you read that right, I have made these yummy babies before, instead of the barbecue sauce, I used chili sauce.

They are both amazing! I was craving for flatbread when I made these, so as much I want to stay away from baking I couldn't resist the thought of making flat buns.

As a bonus, I had included the recipe for the homemade flat buns as well.

( recipe is way at the bottom).

  Now for the 3 ingredients barbecue meatballs ...

 Ingredients :

2 lbs Frozen Meatballs
1 jar of your favorite Barbecue sauce
1 1/2 cup grape jelly or concord grape jam

Directions :

In a bowl, mix the barbecue sauce and the grape jelly together.

Place the frozen meatballs in your crockpot and pour your sauce.. mix it until the meatballs are coated with the sauce.

Lucky me, I have a cute helper here. Cook on low for 3-5 hrs or when heated through.

Voila! Tell me that's not the easiest recipe you can make. Serve it as an appetizer or make it a complete meal, serve it with rice ( brown or white). I served mine with homemade flat bun.. recipe below!

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Ingredients :

3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp, unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp instant yeast
1 cup of warm water


In a mixing bowl ( can use a handheld mixer or stand mixer, using a dough hook), combine the butter, egg, flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and water. Mix on low speed until dough forms.


Knead the dough until it is soft and smooth. You shouldn't see any dry bits of flour or dough. If not, you can another tbsp of water and knead until smooth.

Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray and put the dough inside. Turn once, just to coat the dough. Cover the bowl with a dish or tea towel and let the dough rise for 1 1/2 hrs. It will double in size.

After the rising, remove from bowl and work on your floured surface. Separate the bowl into 8 equal size dough, Shape them into balls, transfer the individual dough balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Flatten the doughs.. it will look like a disc.

Cover the flattened rolls and let it rise again, it will look like this :

Preheat oven to 375 deg.
Brush rolls with melted butter and bakes it for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
Let it cool for a few minutes.

It is delicious!

 Cut the buns in half and fill in with barbecue meatballs.  Serve with coleslaw or any salad like this refreshing Kale with Strawberries Salad.

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  1. Now this is my kind of recipe!!! Simple, basic, just a few ingredients, and obviously delicious! I think I would serve them as a meal with rice and a veggie. I bet my toddler would love them too!

    Thanks for linking up with the #SHINEbloghop!

  2. I've heard of so many people making BBQ meatballs with grape jelly but I've never tried it. Thanks for sharing this recipe on #yuckstopshere link up. Please come share with us again next week.

  3. This looks really good! I must make those meatballs.


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