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3.75 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

The ultimate party meatball, slow-cooked in a honey buffalo sauce that provides the perfect amount of sweet heat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Meaghan @ 4 Sons R Us


  • approximately 40 meatballs storebought or homemade
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce or other hot sauce you love, or more to taste if desired
  • heaping 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch


  • In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the sauce ingredients until evenly combined and the sauce is smooth.
  • Put about half of the meatballs into the crockpot and evenly pour about half of the sauce overtop of them. Repeat with the remaining meatballs & sauce.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 2 hours, stirring when half the time has passed, gently so you don't break them up. When the meatballs are cooked, taste the sauce, and add in more buffalo sauce, to taste. Keep the meatballs on warm in the crockpot until ready to serve.


This recipe easily doubles. Also, if you worry it won't be saucy enough when you get it all in the crockpot, it will thicken some during cooking because of the cornstarch, but you can't go wrong if you opt to double the sauce recipe either, especially if you're serving them over a bed of rice or noodles.
recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings