Slow-Cooker Sweet Sour Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 29, 2022
For a meal on busy days, I pop ready-made meatballs in the slow cooker to make this tantalizing Asian-style specialty. Nothing is more convenient than walking in the door to dinner. —Lisa Stepanski, Munnsville, New York
Slow-Cooker Sweet Sour Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

8 meatballs: 794 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 94g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.