Looking for a spicy appetizer recipe? These Slow Cooker Sriracha Ranch Meatballs are not only delicious, but so easy because your slow cooker does all the work! Slow cooker meatballs are kicked up a notch with a sweet and spicy glaze that you won’t be able to resist! If you love grape jelly meatballs, then you will love this kicked up version!Sweet and Spicy Meatballs Slow Cooker Sriracha Ranch Meatballs

I love this time of year when we all pull out our best appetizer recipes for tailgate parties! There is absolutely nothing I love more than a meal made up of appetizers! Honestly, I’d take a table full of snacks over Thanksgiving Dinner any day! Anyone else?

Slow Cooker Sriracha Ranch Cocktail Meatballs

Coming up with new easy but delicious appetizer recipes to share here with you all is one of my favorite parts of the job. I only share here what I absolutely love, so there will never be a shortage of appetizers! My Mini Macaroni and Cheese Bites are my absolute most popular recipe every single year, so you all must love party food as much as I do! The best football party has a mix of cheesy dips, sweet snacks, and of course, meaty options to help fill you up. Crock pot party meatballs are always a hit, but I wanted to mix up the classic recipe by adding some of my favorite flavors.

Check out my favorite slow cooker here!

Sriracha Ranch Cocktail Appetizer Meatballs

I remember the first time that I had the grape jelly and chili sauce meatballs. I am not a huge grape jelly fan but I love the flavor of the combination! I knew that sriracha replacing the chili sauce would really kick up the flavor and make these an unforgettable cocktail meatball recipe! Adding the ranch just adds even more dimension to this recipe.

These meatballs are super flavorful and are full of spiciness! If you don’t want them too spicy, start small with the sriracha and add more to taste. The first time I made these, I added too much sriracha and quickly regretted it!Sweet Sriracha Ranch Meatballs

How to make meatballs in the slow cooker?

Anytime you want to make crockpot meatballs, you should either use frozen, prebaked meatballs, or if you want to use homemade meatballs, make sure to brown them off either in the oven or a skillet beforehand. If you put raw meatballs into your slow cooker, you may get too much fat and grease that cooks off and ruins your sauce.Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Meatballs

I recommend using my quick meatball recipe below, but as always, save time if you need to and buy the frozen meatballs!

Slow Cooker Sriracha Ranch Meatballs

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Slow Cooker Sriracha Ranch Meatballs

These delicous spicy ranch meatballs are perfect for tailgate parties or get togethers!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy Ranch Meatballs
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 48 meatballs
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


For the Meatballs:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 30 oz grape jelly
  • 8 oz sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 ranch dressing packet
  • ranch dressing and green onions for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix all meatball ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well combined. Roll into small, 1 inch meatballs. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  3. While meatballs cook, add onion, grape jelly, and sriracha sauce, and dry ranch to the slow cooker. When meatballs are done, add to the slow cooker. Put the lid on and cook for 4 hours on low. One hour before serving, whisk in the corn starch and let cook one more hour.

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