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It’s no surprise that the creamy dips, greasy chips, fried finger foods, and super-sized sandwiches usually served at Super Bowl parties are not diet or health-friendly.
The good news is that with a few recipe makeovers, all the flavors of football can be savored without wreaking havoc on your New Year’s weight-loss resolutions. So today, I’m sharing one of the YUMMIEST meatball recipes EVER. These Crock Pot BBQ Meatballs are crazy delicious and still pretty low in Points Total.
They are a perfect Super Bowl party food that will be adored by weight watchers and non-weight watchers alike. They stay nice and warm and moist in your crock pot, and the spicy BBQ sauce adds such a nice flavor to the meat. And with just a 2 Points per serving, these make a great appetizer recipe. Or, double the size of your meatballs, and serve it as a main dish recipe!
Though not an official one of Weight Watchers Super Bowl Recipes, these barbecue meatballs will definitely be a hit with all weight watching Super Bowl snackers, and makes a great Super Bowl party food idea.
Crock pot BBQ Meatballs Recipe
- 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup uncooked quick oats
- 1/4 cup dry red wine
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp Kosher salt
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- In a large bowl, combine the meat, eggs, garlic, parsley, oregano, onions, salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, soften the oats with the wine for 10 minutes.
- Add the oats and wine to the meat mixture and mix well – you will need to do this with your hands in order to get everything incorporated well.
- Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Shape meatball mixture into sixty 1-inch balls; place on baking sheet.
- Bake at 350ºF until cooked through, about 25 minutes.
- Transfer meatballs to a crock pot to keep warm. Meanwhile, heat barbecue sauce and beef broth over medium-high heat until hot.
- Pour sauce over cooked meatballs, toss gently and serve.
*For parties, I just set the crock pot up on the food table, set on warm.
Entire recipe makes 30 servings
Serving size is 2 meatballs
Each serving = 2 Points