Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs


Make a complete meal with a bag of meatballs! This for Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs has so much flavor and is terrific over rice.

If you love Asian-inspired recipes also try my Black Pepper Chicken or Orange Chicken Drumsticks recipes.

done cooking sweet and sour meatballs in slow cooker

One of my favorite meals to order at Chinese restaurants in sweet and sour or pork. I thought why not try sweet and sour sauce on frozen meatballs! The combination of the sweet sauce, pineapple and bell peppers can not be matched.

ingredients for sweet and sour meatballs in front of slow cooker

How to make Sweet and Sour Meatballs:

  • Meatballs – Frozen homestyle meatballs
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce – Look for a jar of Sun Luck brand, P.F. Changs brand. Or a can of Contadina Sweet and Sour Sauce. I find these in the Asian section of the store.
  • Pineapple – Use pineapple chunks not tidbits if possible.
  • Bell Pepper – One red and one green.
  • Baby Corn – Find these in the Asian section of the store. Drain well.
  • Water Chestnuts – You will find these in the Asain section as well. Drain well.
  • Seasonings – Freshly minced garlic and red pepper flakes.
ingredients for sweet and sour meatballs in bowl on wooden table

How long do I cook?

  • Place the lid on the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 5 hours. Stir occasionally.
ingredients for sweet and sour meatballs not yet stirred in slow cooker

Can I make my own sweet and sour sauce?

If you prefer not to use a jarred sweet and sour sauce, you can use my easy sweet and sour sauce (dye-free).

  • 1 1/2 cups apricot preserves or grape jelly
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

What should I serve with this?

close up of sweet and sour meatballs done cooking in the slow cooker

Can add different vegetables?

  • Broccoli florets
  • Cut asparagus
  • Snow peas
  • Squares of Cabbage

More meatball recipes for your slow cooker:

sweet and sour meatballs in bowl over rice

Want to make more magic in your crockpot? Stay up to date and subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

sweet and sour meatballs in bowl over rice

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Meatballs with plenty of vegetables and coated in delicious sweet and sour sauce.

Print
Pin
Rate

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: sweet and sour meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 678kcal

Instructions:

  • Add the frozen meatballs to the slow cooker.

  • Next, add the pineapple and vegetables.

  • Add the garlic and red pepper flakes.

  • Pour over the sweet and sour sauce. Stir to coat the meatballs and vegetables in the sauce.

  • Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or low for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Serve with rice or chow mein noodles and enjoy!

How to Video:

Recipe Notes:

Can I make homemade sweet and sour sauce?
Yes, if you want to make an easy and dye-free sweet and sour sauce, try my easy recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups apricot preserves or grape jelly
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

 
Can I add different vegetables?

  • Broccoli florets
  • Cut asparagus
  • Snow peas
  • Squares of Cabbage

Nutrition:

Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 418IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg





Source link

Post Author: MNS Master

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.