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Sweet-Sour Meatballs Recipe

Sweet-Sour Meatballs Recipe

For fix-it-and-forget-it convenience on busy weekdays, Lisa Stepanski pops frozen meatballs in the slow cooker before leaving her house in Munnsville, New York. Hours later, she comes home to the heartwarming aroma of this Asian-style specialty all ready to serve! How great is that?
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:2 servings


  • 16 frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs (1/2 ounce each) , thawed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • 1. Place meatballs in a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and soy sauce; pour over meatballs. Add green pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4-1/2 hours or until pepper is crisp-tender.
  • 2. Stir in pineapple; cover and cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice) equals 794 calories, 29 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 186 mg cholesterol, 582 mg sodium, 94 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Reviews for Sweet-Sour Meatballs

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Comment & Question: This sounds good but I don't have a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Can I fix this in the oven or on the stovetop?"

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"I was looking for an easy slow cooker recipe that would be ready for lunch after a busy morning running erands. This was perfect as I had all of the ingr. on hand. I used mircowave 90 second rice and it was wonderful"

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