Sweet ’n Tangy Meatballs

Donna Lantgen Rapid City, SD

Prep. Time: 45 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Hours


  • lbs. ground beef
  • ¼ cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. red-hot cayenne pepper sauce
  • ¾-oz. pkg. brown gravy mix

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart


  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, mustard, and Italian seasoning. Shape into 1-inch balls. Bake or microwave until cooked. Drain. Place meatballs in slow cooker.
  2. Cover. Cook on Low 3 hours.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes. Pour over meatballs. Cover. Cook on Low 2 hours.


For a fuller flavor, use orange juice instead of water in sauce.