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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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the meat, eggs, garlic, parsley, oregano, onions, salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, soften the oats with the wine for 10 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Shape meatball mixture into sixty 1-inch balls; place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350ºF until cooked through, about 25 minutes.
  6. Transfer meatballs to a crock pot to keep warm. Meanwhile, heat barbecue sauce and beef broth over medium-high heat until hot.
  7. 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

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