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Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat-Free

crock of barbecue meatballs

My son is a meatball fanatic.

Make the boy meatballs, and he’ll love me forever. 

We make dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free meatballs in marinara for special pasta nights,

but were recently invited to a party with barbecue meatball appetizers on the menu.

While we can’t trust anyone else to cook for my son,

we were determined to bring our own safe version because my boy would be devastated to miss out on meatballs!

The following recipe is what I came up with,

easy allergy-friendly slow cooker meatballs that taste totally normal and actually delicious!

All family members with random food allergies were able to enjoy these.

In fact, I’m in charge of BBQ meatballs enough for everyone from now on. 

Hope you can share this tasty appetizer at your next party, too!

pot of bbq meatballs



Simply make up meatballs using this recipe.

This makes 24 1″ meatballs.  

Brown the raw meatballs in a large skillet.  

Add browned meatballs to the bottom of a GREASED crock pot.  


3/4 cup of Sweet Baby Ray’s Original Barbecue Sauce
1/4 Cup Ketchup

Mix the two ingredients above to make your barbecue sauce. 


Gently toss the meatballs in the sauce until they are covered.

Cook the barbecue meatballs in your slow cooker for 1 hour on high or for 3 hours on low or until the meat is cooked through.

Once cooked, turn your slow cooker to warm and let guests enjoy hot meatball appetizers at their leisure. 

Hope you enjoy these dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free barbecue meatballs as much as we do!

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Wednesday 8th of November 2017

When I click on the link to the meatball recipe I get an error message. Do you have the recipe in a printable format?

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 8th of November 2017

Thanks so much, Susan. We got that fixed for you! Enjoy. :)

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Friday 5th of May 2017

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Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

Laura! You saved the day. Thank you! It's back up.



Monday 22nd of August 2016

Help!!! Every time I try to load the page for your meatballs, this page comes up. It doesn't matter if I use my bookmark, do a Google search or click the link on this page. This is my go-to meatball recipe, and I'm lost without it!!

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