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Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs

Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs is the perfect appetizer for any gathering and it couldn’t be simpler to make.  

If you’re looking for more appetizer recipes, Cheesy Vidalia Dip and Authentic Cheese Fondue are great recipes to try.

Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs

Be careful if you bring these meatballs to a party, you probably will have to bring them to every single gathering from now on.

The combination of raspberries and balsamic vinegar makes this recipe a winner.  Meatballs with jam go hand in hand.  

You can make your own homemade meatballs or start with frozen meatballs if you’re short on time.  I like to make a large batch of pre-cooked meatballs and keep them in the freezer.

Sometimes the frozen meatballs hold up better than homemade meatballs, so if you’re taking this recipe to a party, it’s better to be safe than sorry.  (For frozen pre-cooked meatballs, I like Trader Joe’s best.) 

The great thing about this raspberry jam slow cooker recipe is by cooking it in a Crockpot, you’re able to free up your oven or stovetop space for any gathering you may have.  I think this recipe makes the best party meatballs.  

I found this tasty slow cooker meatballs recipe in 100 Best Holiday Appetizers Cookbook years ago and it’s still one of my favorite appetizer recipes.

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Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs recipe

Ingredients for the Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs

2 lb bag fully cooked frozen meatballs 

1 cup raspberry preserves 

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 

3 tablespoons sugar 

1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 

1 teaspoon ground ginger 

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

How do you make Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs? 

1) Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and add frozen meatballs. 

2) In a saucepan, combine raspberry preserves, sugar, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes and ginger and cook until preserves are melted.  

3) Pour sauce over frozen meatballs in slow cooker.  

4) Cook for HIGH for 2 – 2 1/2 hours or HIGH for 5 hours.  Stir occasionally.  Make sure meatballs are completely cooked through.  

5) Serve with toothpicks.  

Yield: Kelly

Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs

Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs

Slow cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs are the perfect appetizer for any gathering and they couldn't be simpler to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lb bag fully cooked frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and add frozen meatballs.
  2. In a saucepan, combine raspberry preserves, sugar, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes and ginger and cook until preserves are melted.
  3. Pour sauce over meatballs in slow cooker.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 2 - 2 1/2 hours and LOW for 5 hours. Stir occasionally. Make sure they are completely cooked through.
  5. Serve with toothpicks.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 308Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 50mgSodium 534mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 11g

Tips for making Slow Cooker Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs: 

1) You can substitute any other fruit preserves for the raspberry preserves.

2) Fresh ginger in place of ground ginger is optional.

3) Add more pepper flakes if you like a bit more kick.

4) For fun garnish ideas, you can top with chopped chives or sesame seeds.

5) You can also serve these meatballs over white rice for a yummy meal.  

How long does Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Meatballs last in the refrigerator? 

Raspberry balsamic meatballs will last 3-4 days in the fridge.  

What you’ll need for this recipe:  

I traded in my slow cooker for an Insta-Pot.  If you don’t have one yet, you might want to rethink that decision.  This Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, saute, steamer, warmer and sterilizer all in one machine.  You can find it here.  

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Rhiannon M Brownell

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Love this!!!

xo-Rhiannon | Baked In The South

Kelly

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Thank you so much Rhiannon! Kelly

Terry Masten

Sunday 7th of January 2018

Sounds yummy!

Kelly

Sunday 7th of January 2018

Thanks for writing in Terry. They definitely are good. You'll make them over and over again! Kelly

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