Appetizers, Beef, Main Dish, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
I have mentioned before how the “big game” really isn’t about the game at all for me . . . it’s all about the food. :)
I think that an excuse to get together with friends and family and pig out on yummy appetizers and snack foods is the perfect day!
I made this recipe a couple of months ago for my family and my kids loved it! They had never had meatballs before and they thought that it was the coolest food! You could whip this dish up for your Super Bowl party in a matter of minutes, or even serve it over rice as a yummy dinner.
Feel free to make your own meatballs or even substitute turkey meatballs- they will all work fine for this recipe.
Quick, easy, and incredibly delicious- that’s a winner in my book.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Ingredients:
1 (10 oz) jar sweet and sour sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 lbs frozen meatballs
1 medium red bell pepper, cubed
1 medium green bell pepper, cubed
1 medium onion, cubed
1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained

Directions:
Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place all ingredients inside the slow cooker and stir gently. Place lid on slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
Serve over rice as a main dish or serve with toothpicks for a yummy appetizer.

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh YUM! I love sweet and sour meatballs! I usually skip on the peppers and onions because my husband is “allergic” … I also use a similar recipe for sweet and sour kielbasa! Delish!

  2. says

    This looks so awesome! I’ve tried making this before but never in the slow cooker. I didn’t like the first way I tried it, but love sweet and sour meatballs. I’ll definitely be trying this!

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

  3. says

    These meatball are so awesome~* I mixed regular and italian to see what I liked best. I thought regular was way better. Next time, I will serve the rice separately and make vege rolls. Thanks for this awesome recipe. I love your website!

  4. Meagan says

    Hi, I’m thinking of making this recipe to take over to my friend’s house (she just had her 5th baby). Could you use homemade meatballs that are cooked and then frozen?

    • Charlotte says

      I always make homemade meatballs and freeze for later use in a slow cooker…They are VERY versatile!!! I cooked and then froze 14 lbs meatballs before school started for LOTS of quick meals!!! Just put in slow cooker with whatever sauce/gravy you want and serve with rice, pasta, or on toasted hoagie buns!

  5. Carolyn says

    My family really loved this meal. Will put the bell pepper and onion in half way thru cooking next time. I used frozen turkey meatballs and they were great! Super easy and good. Thank you!!

  6. deborah says

    I looking to make this for an appetizer for our pre wedding bbq. i’m doing a test run this weekend on the recipe. I was wondering how many people this fed as i’m not good at double recipes. for some reason it just never turns out. is there anyway you can help so I don’t mess up the recipe when I make a bigger batch. i’m having about 12-16 people.

    • Cyd says

      Hi Deborah, Just click on the MAGIC button under the picture and then click on NUTRITION. It will give you the servings and all nutritional info on this recipe. You may want to get more than one crock pot going if you are going to double or triple the batch. Should feed around 6. The MAGIC button takes you to our new sister site – MyRecipeMagic.com. So many fun recipes. Be sure to stop by when you are looking for a recipe. Hope this helps and best of luck on your pre-wedding BBQ. Sounds so fun!! -The Six Sisters

  7. Lindsey says

    I featured this recipe on my blog, goodjujublog.blogspot.com

    I CAN NOT wait to try it. I have been loving my slow cooker, so this is perfect!

  8. Jeneese says

    I’m definitely trying this. I use to make thes all the time in the Wok when I was a kid and into early adult. But one moving day we lost the whole thing some how. But I love my slow cooker. My question is that I have 3 lbs of meatballsb and your recipe calls for 2 lbs . What would be a good adjustment to the ingredients so it’s just right? Thank you for your help. I’m tring this out for this weekends halloween party. This will be a life saver.

  9. Sandy says

    Can you use Turkey meatballs for this? Doing a potluck at work and some don’t eat beef but the recipe looks good.

    • Cyd says

      We use all kinds of sweet and sour sauce. We like to keep things simple and just used store bought sweet and sour sauce! :)

  10. Lauren says

    Hello, I thought I read somewhere that it’s not safe to cook frozen food in a slow cooker. What are your thoughts? Are there certain foods that are safer than other to cook while still frozen?

    • Cyd says

      Frozen meatballs and some chicken breasts seem to do fine. We have heard that controversy too. Not sure what to believe. So far we have not had any problems.

  11. Janessa says

    My friend passed this recipe on to me and it has become one of my favorites! It makes for a great freezer meal too! My sister has started a recipe blog and is going to feature this recipe on it. We love you Six Sister’s and would be honored if you stopped by to check it out. http://www.whowantsdinner.blogspot.com We want to be like the Six Sisters when we grow up :)

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