Barbecue-Cheddar Meatballs

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1½ cups barbecue sauce, divided
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 egg s
  • 25 PREMIUM Unsalted Tops Saltine Crackers, finely crushed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

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Recipe Tips


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.