Barbecue-Cheddar Meatballs

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  • 20 min prep
  • 35 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

Barbecue-Cheddar Meatballs Recipe


  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 25 PREMIUM Unsalted Tops Saltine Crackers, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Heat  oven to 375ºF.
  • Combine  tomatoes, 3/4 cup barbecue sauce and onion powder in slow cooker; cover with lid. Cook on HIGH until ready to add meatballs.
  • Meanwhile,  cover 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil; spray with cooking spray. Mix meat, eggs, cracker crumbs, cheese and remaining barbecue sauce. Shape into 72 small meatballs, using about 1 Tbsp. meat mixture for each. Place on prepared baking sheets. Bake 15 min. or until done.
  • Add  meatballs to slow cooker; stir to evenly coat with sauce. Reduce heat to LOW to keep meatballs warm until ready to serve right from slow cooker.

Recipe Tips

Serving SuggestionServe in crusty sandwich buns.

NoteThis is a great recipe to serve a party since the slow cooker keeps the meatballs at a safe temperature until serving time.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 120 
    • Total fat 4 g
    • Saturated fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 40 mg
    • Sodium 320 mg
    • Carbohydrate 11 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 7 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 9 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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