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If you love traditional crockpot Mississippi Pot Roast then these easy Crockpot Mississippi Meatballs are going to be your new fave dinnertime hit. Simple to make with only 5 ingredients and one of those is frozen meatballs.
Quick & Easy Mississippi Meatballs In The Crockpot
Do you love easy meals that start with convenient frozen meatballs? I sure do! Frozen meatballs are such a simple and quick way to get dinner prepped and ready for dinner. These Mississippi Meatballs are a twist to the classic crockpot pot roast recipe with all the same delicious ingredients, just with frozen meatballs.
Serve them over some mashed potatoes and pour on some of that extra gravy over top. It’s the best comfort food dinner that you just might find yourself making all the time.
Ingredients Needed To Make It
- Frozen Meatballs : Use your favorite frozen meatball. Italian style is fine, homestyle, turkey, or all beef. The recipe calls for a 26 ounce bag of frozen meatballs which is equivalent to approximately 55 meatballs. A 32 ounce bag will also work if that’s what your grocery store has.
- Mild Pepperoncini Peppers : Dump the entire jar into the crockpot – the peppers and juice, everything!
- Ranch Seasoning Mix Packet
- Brown Gravy Mix Packet
- Butter : Slice the butter into thin pieces and lay them over the top of the meatball mixture. I use salted butter.
How To Make This Easy Frozen Meatball Recipe In The Crockpot (Printable Recipe Card Below)
Spray the insert of the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Dump in the frozen meatballs, pepperoncini peppers, ranch seasoning packet, and brown gravy mix packet. Stir together as good as you can.
Lay the slices of butter over top.
Cover with the lid and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW heat for 6-7 hours.
Are Mississippi Meatballs Spicy With The Pepperoncini Peppers?
Pepperoncini peppers can be spicy which is why the recipe calls for mild peppers. There are medium heat level and then mild heat level of the peppers. Make sure you are buying the mild version.
They also sell mild banana pepper rings which are very similar to pepperoncini peppers and not quite as ‘spicy’. This recipe is not spicy at all it just has lots of really great flavor. My kids eat it just fine.
How To Thicken Up The Gravy In The Crockpot
If you want the gravy thicker then there is a simple fix for that! Stir together 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 1/4 cup cold water until well combined. Stir this into the gravy inside the crockpot and let it cook on HIGH for about 10-15 minutes or until the gravy has thickened.
How To Store Leftovers
Store any leftover meatballs inside an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove top. I recommend saving some of the gravy and sauce so that you can use it when reheating leftovers to moisten them back up.
These Mississippi meatballs are best served over some Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes. That is how I serve them to my family and it’s always a hit. Other serving options are egg noodles, pasta, cooked rice, or even some roasted or sautéed vegetables.
Scoop up that extra gravy and sauce from the crockpot and ladle that over the potatoes and meatballs. So yummy and the best comfort food!
Crockpot Mississippi Meatballs
- 1 bag (26 oz) frozen meatballs (about 55-60 meatballs)
- 1 jar (16 oz) mild pepperoncini peppers
- 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
- 1 packet brown gravy mix
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter sliced thin
- Spray the insert of the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Dump in the frozen meatballs, pepperoncini peppers (juice & peppers, everything!), ranch seasoning packet, and brown gravy mix packet. Stir together as good as you can.1 bag (26 oz) frozen meatballs, 1 jar (16 oz) mild pepperoncini peppers, 1 packet ranch seasoning mix, 1 packet brown gravy mix
- Lay the slices of butter over top.1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- Cover with the lid and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW heat for 6-7 hours.
- Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles, pasta, or vegetables.