A Crowd-Pleasing Sweet Heat That Everyone Goes Crazy For



  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  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, stir an hour after cooking. When done, taste and stir in additional hot wings sauce. Keep warm until serving.