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Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Meatballs can be cooked in many different ways. It can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. You can never go wrong with making meatballs.

Honey Buffalo Meatballs

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 22 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1/3 cup dry minced onion I like using onion powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Honey Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Original Sauce you can add more to your liking
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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, 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.

Notes

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