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Spicy Cherry CrockPot Meatballs

As time goes by, I spend less and less time cooking. I’m sure things will change for me when we stop traveling but until then….quick is best. An easy dinner that everyone enjoys is CrockPot Meatballs. Meatballs are a family favourite but we’ve gotten a bit tired of my tried and true recipes so I decided to change it up a bit.

Frozen Meatballs

Using frozen meatballs makes this a super fast recipe (though you could totally use this meatball recipe if you prefer and use the spicy cherry sauce). Plus the spicy cherry sauce is simple and definitely kicks it up a notch. It’s a nice change from the Honey Garlic Meatballs and BBQ Meatballs I usually make.

Spicy Cherry Sauce

You can serve this over rice, spaghetti squash (How to Cut and Cook Spaghetti Squash) or as an appetizer. I promise that everyone will love it. Also, just decrease the amount of chili flakes if you want to make it less spicy. Sweet heat is where it is at…am I right? Now my mouth is watering!

CrockPot Spicy Cherry Meatballs
Yield: 8

Spicy Cherry CrockPot Meatballs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Looking to have dinner done in a flash? Make these easy and delicious Spicy Cherry CrockPot Meatballs.


  • 1 lb Frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup Cherry preserves, preferably with real fruit bits included
  • ½ tsp Dried Chili Flakes, more or less, as desired
  • 2 tsp Red wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, as desired


  1. Line the slow cooker bowl with parchment paper
  2. Place the frozen meatballs into the slow cooker bowl
  3. In a bowl, blend together the cherry preserves, dried chili flakes, vinegar, salt and pepper
  4. Mix together. Cover and cook on low for approx.. 4 hours or 2 – 3 hours on high.
  5. When serving, serve on top of rice OR, use this recipe to make the meatballs into appetizers. Simply stick a toothpick into each toothpick and place on a plate.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 29gSugar: 20gProtein: 9g

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Spicy Cherry CrockPot Meatballs

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Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Made for our Halloween party last night. Tripled the recipe & added a lot more red pepper flakes, it was a huge hit!!!

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Yay! I'm so glad to hear.


Saturday 24th of March 2018

These look so good! I love dishes that are both sweet and spicy.

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