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Buffalo Ranch Meatballs are a Slam Dunk


March Madness is in the air which calls for a slam dunk appetizer! Y’all will be cheering for these easy, three-ingredient Buffalo Ranch Meatballs. It’s a sure-fire shot recipe with the spice enthusiast and a great way to get your wing fix without all the hassle. Dunk all the ingredients in the crockpot and let it go to work.

These meatballs have the perfect kick of spice and that buffalo ranch flavor we all love. You can also call a timeout on the napkins and lick sticky fingers. There’s no mess because all you need is a fork. Three ingredients plus a crockpot equal a winning recipe in my playbook! Whether you love March Madness or great appetizers, this is a recipe you will want to pin.

I love a good recipe using a bag of frozen meatballs. It doesn’t get any easier than pouring meatballs in a crockpot and adding your sauce spin to achieve the flavor profile you want. With a bag of home-style meatballs, the sky is the limit on the flavors you can create.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

This recipe is beyond easy…

  • Mix the ranch seasoning with Buffalo sauce before pouring over meatballs.
  • I used a 2-quart connectable Crock-Pot. It does take slightly longer to cook the meatballs since it’s a smaller slow cooker.
  • Use a larger Crock-Pot and add a liner for faster cooking and easy cleanup.

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Buffalo Ranch Meatballs


  • 1 (2-pound) bag frozen meatballs
  • 2 cups buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix


Place frozen meatballs, buffalo wing sauce and ranch dressing mix into a slow cooker. Stir to coat. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.


There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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