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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

This slow cooker sweet and sour meatball recipe is such an easy family dinner recipe. It is a must try recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-friendly dinner idea, easy slow cooker recipe, Family dinner recipe, Frozen meatball recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 385kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Can Opener


  • 10 ounces sweet and sour sauce 1 bottle
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds frozen meatballs
  • 1 red bell pepper medium, cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper medium, cubed
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 20 ounces pineapple chunks 1 can, drained


  • 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.


  • Make it simple using frozen store bought meatballs.
  • Use a slow cooker liner to make clean up a breeze.
  • You can use instant rice for an even easier option when making these slow cooker sweet and sour meatballs as a main dish.
  • Serve from the slow cooker as an appetizer or from a serving dish.
To make this a freezer meal:
In a gallon-sized freezer meal bag, add all ingredients. Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal bag closed. Place freezer bag into freezer and it will last 60-90 days. When ready to use, spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and dump ingredients from bag into slow cooker. Place lid on top and set timer for 3-5 hours on LOW heat or 1-2 hours on HIGH heat or until meatballs are warmed through. Follow the rest of the instructions as written.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 564IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg