If you’re looking for an easy appetizer to serve up at your latest party, here’s the recipe for you. These meatballs can be made in the slow cooker and require only three ingredients in total. Plus, they’re just the right mix of savory and sweet, so your guests will love this dish as a snack option.
The recipe comes from The Frugal Girls and calls for frozen meatballs, Dr. Pepper and barbecue sauce. And that’s it! All you have to do is combine the soda and the barbecue sauce, add meatballs to the Crock-Pot, and top it all with the barbecue mixture. Cook on “high” for two hours if you’re in a bit of a hurry or let them simmer on “low” for four hours.
When they’re nice and warm and the barbecue mixture’s nice and thick, they’ll be ready to eat straight out of the slow cooker. You can serve them individually skewered on toothpicks and laid out on a platter.
If you don’t mind a recipe that’s a bit more involved, you should check out this version from Totally Tailgates. It swaps barbecue sauce for ketchup and then adds brown sugar, garlic powder and apple cider vinegar for a sauce that’s extra flavorful and feels a bit more “homemade.”
If you’d prefer a non-BBQ flavor for your meatballs, but would still like the convenience of cooking them in the Crock-Pot, you may want to give this recipe for slow cooker Italian meatballs from Girl Versus Dough a try.
It shows you how to make meatballs from scratch with ingredients like ground beef, Italian sausage and breadcrumbs. Once you have the meatballs rolled, just broil them for a few minutes on a baking sheet. Add them straight to the Crock-Pot to simmer with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. Yummy and, might we say, definitely worth the added cooking steps to achieve a meal that looks (and tastes!) this good in the end.
How To Watch The Super Bowl Without Cable
Food is certainly one of the most important parts of a Super Bowl party, but you’ll also need a way to tune into the big game. If you don’t have cable, you might be wondering how to do that. Super Bowl LVI will air on NBC on Feb. 13. You can stream it on Peacock or the NBC Sports app, for example. But if you want to avoid subscription fees, the original way to watch the Super Bowl remains the most cost-effective and reliable: install an over-the-air digital antenna. Since the game always airs on either CBS, Fox or NBC — three of the major over-the-air broadcast networks — it’s totally free for anyone with a TV and antenna to watch on their local affiliate.
If you’ve already got your over-the-air antenna set up and your local NBC affiliate is already scanned into your channel lineup, simply flip to that station on the day of the game and enjoy the coverage from start to finish, fee-free, including NBC’s pre- and post-game shows, all the commercials and the halftime show.
If you don’t have an over-the-air antenna, check out this guide on finding the best one for your needs, then install it and run a scan for channels on your TV. Your local NBC affiliate should be among the ones you receive and that’s where you’ll want to flip on game day.