A Crowd-Pleasing Sweet Heat That Everyone Goes Crazy For

Looking for an intoxicating delicious meatball? You have found your winner! Tender, juicy, and loaded with sweet and spicy flavors – your mouth will start watering just thinking about them.

These meatballs include a slew of seasonings to tantalize your tongue but are super easy to prepare in a slow cooker. An added bonus – the Crock Pot doubles as a cooker and a server, keeping them warm all night for easy snacking!

Recipe Courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings

The first time I ever made meatballs in a slow cooker I was immediately hooked. They are so tasty and full of flavor, I can’t seem to reach the same results any other way. These are exceptionally good because of that lovely spicyness!



2 pounds ground beef
2 eggs
22 saltine crackers, crushed
⅓ cup dry minced onion
½ cup milk
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoons smoked paprika
½ teaspoons ground cumin
¼ teaspoons black pepper
Honey Buffalo Sauce

¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce, plus more to taste
¼ cup honey
¼ cup apricot preserves
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1½ tablespoons cornstarch

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