I see articles titled “The Lazy Girl’s Guide to [natural hair/makeup/fashion/etc.]”  all over the internet these days. As a lazy girl, I appreciate that there are people out there interested in helping me be more productive AND take more naps. I love naps. As I’ve mentioned in a prior post, I jam-pack my Sunday routine in order to not have to do things like assemble meals or iron clothes during the week. Since laziness (post-church naps) can sneak in even here from time to time, I am all about simplifying this routine when I can. Washing brights with darks helps. As does avoiding work outfits that require an iron. A huge time-saver is my crock pot. Consider this post the The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Meal Prep: Use. Your. Slow cooker! That’s really it. I throw my protein and sometimes even my veggies into the crock, set it and take a nap attack the rest of my to-do list. 🙂 These meatballs come together quite easily and are moist and flavorful thanks to the sauce, which is comprised of honey, the type of hot sauce you’ll find in my bag, and a few other ingredients. I prepped these along with my garlicky green beans for lunch this week. You can serve these meatballs with rice, veggies, or whatever you like. They are great on their own as appetizers.I hope you’ll give these slow cooker honey fire meatballs a try and love them.

Let me know in the comments if there’s anything else you’d like to see made in a crockpot. Thanks for reading!

Signature Dash of Jazz

Honey fire meatballs are a bit of sweet, a bit of spicy, and made simply in your slow cooker. Try them for an easy appetizer or as part of a main dish! Recipe by Dash of Jazz

Honey Fire Crockpot Meatballs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 20 meatballs
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon powdered cayenne
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce I used Nando's Peri Peri Extra Hot
  1. Mix breadcrumbs, onion, black pepper, sea salt, egg, parsley, and one clove of garlic in a bowl.
  2. Add in ground turkey and incorporate with your hands.
  3. Form mixture into two-inch (about golf ball-sized) balls and place in crock.
  4. In another bowl, mix together hot sauce, honey, brown sugar, cayenne, and the other clove of garlic.
  5. Pour sauce over meatballs and cook on high for two to four hours. My crockpot cooks these to perfection in about 2.5 hours but yours may be different so check on them in between chores (or naps).