Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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You’ll love how easy it is to make these sweet and sour meatballs. This is one of those Crockpot recipes for meatballs that you’ll be making over and over again!

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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how versatile meatball recipes are…but I’m going to anyway!

Meatballs can be used for sandwiches like meatball hoagies or subs, you can also use them for appetizers, serve them over rice or mashed potatoes for a hearty dinner recipe or you can use them for a snack recipe! Whew, who knew these little meatballs could do so much.

What kinds of meatball recipes should I try making?

I’ve made a variety of meatball recipes over the years. Everything from Weight Watchers friendly recipes to grape jelly meatballs and Coca Cola meatballs!

Another few options? Sure, no problem…I have TONS to share. These cranberry meatballs are oddly a great addition to your holiday meals.

A bowl of the finished meatballs with a serving spoon ready to dish out!

They’re sweet, tart, and perfect for balancing all the traditional items. Another favorite in our house is the Crockpot Dr Pepper Meatballs! I love to make Swedish meatballs in the slow cooker, they’re easy, hearty, and so flavorful!

I also have this collection of meatball recipes that you’ll probably want to check out so you can experiment with all the best ones for your family!

What do I need to make sweet and sour meatballs?

This recipe only has five ingredients…that’s right, you read that correctly! The sweet and sour comes from the bbq sauce, pineapple chunks, soy sauce, and vinegar.

A batch of the sweet and sour meatballs in a bowl ready to be served.

You can use frozen meatballs like me or you can make your own meatballs with this recipe. Make sure to freeze them first or the times will be off when cooking with the Crockpot!

You will also need a crockpot to make this recipe, I love to use my slow cookers, we have tons. A 5 or 6 quart version of any slow cooker will work great for this recipe. You could potentially use a smaller one but I like to have a little room to double the recipe up…these don’t last long in our house!

I also like to use slow cooker liners when making just about any recipe in the slow cooker. It makes cleanup a breeze! Just empty it out and toss the liner, wipe off the lid, and the crockpot is ready to be put away just like that!

How to make these delicious meatballs in the slow cooker:

Add the meatballs to the slow cooker.

Add pineapple chunks, soy sauce, vinegar, and juice from pineapples. Mix together the pineapple and meatballs.

Pour the BBQ sauce over the top. Stir until the meatballs are coated with bbq sauce.

A close up view of the finished recipe ready to serve.

Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours.

How to serve this delicious recipe:

These sweet and sour meatballs can be served as an appetizer or main dish.

If you like, they can be served with rice or Hawaiian rolls! Feel free to double the recipe, it works out great and then you have enough to feed a crowd and still have some leftovers.

I love using leftovers for lunches throughout the week and after school snacks!

Featured image showing the finished sweet and sour meatballs ready to serve.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

You'll love how easy it is to make these sweet and sour meatballs. This is one of those Crockpot recipes for meatballs that you'll be making over and over again!

Ingredients

  • 25 frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 8 ounce can of pineapple chunks
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add the meatballs to the slow cooker.
  2. Add pineapple chunks, soy sauce, vinegar, and juice from pineapples. Mix together the pineapple and meatballs.
  3. Pour the BBQ sauce over the top. Stir until the meatballs are coated with bbq sauce.
  4. Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 327Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 51mgSodium 1051mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 24gProtein 12g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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