Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 Servings
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Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 22 saltine crackers crushed
  • 1/3 cup dry minced onion
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper

Honey Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add eggs and gently whisk. Add all remaining Meatball Ingredients and mix until well combined. Roll meat mixture into desired meatball size**. Place meatballs onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile, add all of the Honey Buffalo Sauce Ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk to combine (only use ¼ cup hot sauce at this point. You can add more hot sauce to taste at the end of cooking).
  4. Line the bottom of your slow cooker with meatballs, drizzle with some Honey Buffalo Sauce, then remaining meatballs followed by the remaining Sauce.
  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, gently stirring an hour after cooking. When done, taste and stir in additional hot wings sauce. (I add 1 ½ more tablespoons which is pretty spicy.) Keep warm until serving.

Recipe Notes

**Makes approximately 70 meatballs using 1" cookie scoop or heaping 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 931mg39%
Potassium 409mg12%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 232IU5%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.