Do you need a meal that will feed all of your people: cheap and easy? These Big Family Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs are able to make the kiddos happy and they’re so fast to make! You can even double this recipe for a mega size and freeze the rest for another night! The Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs are an instant favorite for everyone in the house!
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Big Family Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs
When hearty comfort food is needed, you can grab this delicious gluten free and dairy free dinner for your family! Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs really is a “throw it all together in slow cooker the morning and forget it” kind of meal that you can easily use to feed your family. By adding another side like Layered Salad and some Instant Pot Brown Rice (you can find the Slow Cooker Rice recipe on my site) you can have a brand new crowd-pleasing dinner for your family!!
What do I need to make Big Family Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs?
To make this you’ll want to have:
- Frozen meatballs
- Barbecue Sauce
- Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
- Cherry Preserves
- Stir fry Vegetables
Preparing Big Family Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs
First prepare the slow cooker with a non-stick cooking spray. This makes clean-up a snap! Next, take the bag of frozen meatballs and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker. On top of those, pour the barbecue sauce, chopped chipotle peppers, cherry preserves, and the adobo sauce. Stir this all together, and cover. Cook on high for 2-3 hrs or on low for 4-5hrs.
Uncover the Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs and add the stirfry vegetables. Replace the cover and continue to cook for another 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. We like ours a little bit crisp. Once everything is cooked and combined, serve with a side of rice and add some fresh fruit.
How to Freeze Big Family Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs
Once you’ve prepared the Big Family Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs, you can place them in a freezer bag or a freezer-safe container before putting it in the freezer to keep it fresh. Don’t forget to add your label! You can leave the meal in the freezer for a at least 3 months before using. You can also assemble smaller portions into freezer-safe bags and store them that way to save space.
To thaw, move your meatballs from the freezer to the refrigerator the day before. When you’re ready to reheat, just follow the slow cooker directions!
Do you have more slow cooker recipes?
Slow cooker meals like these Chipotle Barbecue Meatballs are so easy. Most of them are dump-and-go recipes that you spend ten minutes preparing and a few hours later dinners ready. Yay for convenience! You’ll find lots more easy slow cooker meals in my Large Family Slow Cooker Dinners and Meal Plans Vol 1, 2, 3 Bundle. It includes 60 meals and 12 weeks of meal plans!
Here are more large family recipes your family will enjoy!
- Chicken Spinach and Artichoke Dip Casserole
- Low Carb Pizza Casserole
- Healthy Ham and Spinach Breakfast Casserole
- Low Carb Spicy Garlic Chicken and Broccoli
- Low Carb Cashew Chicken
- Sweet and Sour Pork in the slow cooker
Big Family Slow Cooker Chipotle-Barbecue MeatballsPrint
Big Family Slow Cooker Chiptole-Barbeque Meatballs really is a “throw it all together in the morning and forget it” kind of meal that you can easily use to feed your family.
1 (32 ounce) package frozen meatballs
2 (18.5 ounce) bottles barbecue sauce
1 (13 ounce) jar cherry preserves
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from the can
1 package stir fry vegetables
- Prepare the slow cooker liner with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place the meatballs, barbecue sauce, cherry preserves, chipotle peppers, and adobo sauce into the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or low for 4 to 5 hours.
- Stir in the vegetables and cook, covered, for an additional 30 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy. It is based on third-party calculations and should only be considered general estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with food brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more factors.
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