Did y’all know that January is National Slow Cooking month? Cause I sure didn’t, and I’ll be the first to admit that up until now I’ve not been on the slow cooker wagon. But after whipping up these Apple Butter Meatballs in partnership with Farm Rich, I’m on board. (You can try out their Meatballs Jan.18-20 – see details below!)
You’re probably wondering to yourself, “Apple butter and meatballs?” Yeah. I know it sounds a little wonky, but trust me. It’s not.
The apple butter adds an incredible richness to the BBQ sauce, and it’s a different take on the traditional meatballs my aunt serves up every get-together. I had honestly planned on making a rendition of hers, but had ran out of grape jelly the day before I went to make these. I had a fresh jar of Amish apple butter sitting in the fridge though, and the rest is history.
Combine apple butter and BBQ sauce in slow cooker, stir to combine, add Meatballs.
Set to high and cook for 4 hours.
The Farm Rich Meatball Truck Tour will be stopping in participating Wal-Mart locations in the greater Louisville, KY area from January 18th to 20th giving out free Meatball samples along with ideas for recipes and inspirations. Find store locations and times at farmrich.com/meatball-tour or by visiting the Meatball Tour tab on their Facebook page.