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Slow-Cooker Sweet Sour Meatballs

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • Stir in pineapple; cover and cook 30 minutes longer. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
8 each: 794 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 186mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 94g carbohydrate (63g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • cee-jay
    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?

  • tperry3
    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