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photo of the finished skewered crockpot meatballs by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth
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5 from 8 votes

Slow Cooker Apple Cider Easy Meatballs Recipe

Short on time? This meatballs recipe only requires 5 ingredients that you just throw in a crock pot! Easy, right?!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Bites
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, apples, crock pot, meatballs, slow cooker, sugar and cloth
Servings: 16
Calories: 146kcal

Equipment

  • Slow cooker
  • Skewers
  • Food picks (optional for skewering)

Ingredients

  • 30-50 frozen meatballs approximately 2 bags frozen
  • 2 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Grade A maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • dash of salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 3 chopped apples for skewering onto the meatballs

Instructions

  • Combine the meatballs, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, brown sugar and chopped apples into a slow cooker. 
  • Cook on medium heat for 4 hours.
  • Reduce heat to low to keep warm and to let the meatballs soak up additional juices. 
  • Skewer the meatballs with an apple chunk and drizzle with additional brown sugar to taste or serve them straight from the slow cooker to keep warm as well. 

Notes

Serves 12-16 as an appetizer.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg