Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe
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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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My family asks for these saucy meatballs all year long. I like to make them with ground beef in the winter and ground turkey in the spring.—Rachelle Stratton, Rock Springs, Wyoming
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free garlic herb seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider or white vinegar
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
In large bowl, combine tomato sauce, broth, chili sauce, brown sugar and vinegar. Transfer meatballs to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until meatballs are cooked through. To serve, sprinkle with green onion. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p80

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball: 77 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free garlic herb seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider or white vinegar
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. In large bowl, combine tomato sauce, broth, chili sauce, brown sugar and vinegar. Transfer meatballs to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until meatballs are cooked through. To serve, sprinkle with green onion. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p80

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