Asian Pork Meatballs


August 18, 2014

Asian Pork Meatballs 5 0 5 16
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: Approx 28 meatballs


500g Pork Mince

1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs + additional

1 Egg

1 Tablespoon Soy sauce

1 Tablespoon Fresh ginger

2 cloves minced Garlic

3 sliced Shallots

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1/4 cup Plum sauce

2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce


1Combine all ingredients except for the sauces in a large bowl

2Gently mix with your fingers to combine

3You may need to add extra breadcrumbs to achieve desired rolling consistency

4Roll into 1-inch balls.

5Spray inner slow cooker bowl with non stick cooking spray and place meatballs gently in bowl.

6In a small bowl, mix together barbecue sauce, plum sauce and hoisin sauce

7Pour sauces over meatballs and very gently stir to coat.

8Cover and cook on low until meatballs are cooked through, 3 to 5 hours.


10*note* To ensure meatballs stay well formed do not stir or move them around at all until towards the end of cooking time when they are well sealed


12Serve with fried rice and Asian greens or with mashed potato and vegetables

Submitted by Paulene Christie


31 Reviews

Sorry I only am just seeing this now a couple days later Annette – did you use that substitute and how did it go? I’ve never cooked with tamarind myself?

Annette Conyngham

March 28, 2022

Hi Pauline , question again I have my meatballs ready and discovered I don’t have plum sauce would tamarind paste substitute I can’t think what else to use ? have everything else

Is your cooker an actual slow cooker or a multi cooker? If it’s a multi with only one ‘slow cook’ setting it’s most likely similar to a low on an actual slow cooker. So I would suggest 3-4hrs


August 29, 2021

I can’t find the low on my slow cooker so could I just cook them for1.5 hrs to 2hrs


August 16, 2021

Easy to make and very tasty hubby said was yum. I didn’t add shallots as kids don’t like green things hahaha I also used minced ginger .I found 3 hours was long enough on low. Will make this again for sure.

Yes as per first step Combine all ingredients except for the sauces in a large bowl and that’s the meatball mix

Rhonda Vickers

July 12, 2021

Do you add the stock powder tom paste curry to the meatball mix


July 11, 2021

Made this for the first time today and want be the last. The meatballs were very easy to make and the sauce was delish. Will be trying the sauce with chicken next. Served with mash and steamed veggies.

Louise UK 🇬🇧

July 8, 2021

Made these yesterday. They were delicious but I probably mushed the meatball ingredients too much – the texture was too mushy/soft.
They were so simple- the sauce AMAZING

As in the ball would be about 1 inch across 🙂 Think of kind of a golf ball but a smidge smaller


May 18, 2021

Is an understatement. Oh boy these were so good, so much flavour with simple ingredients. I doubled everything and used ginger from a jar, we served it with fried rice. I didn’t use the shallots only because my husband doesn’t like them but I highly recommend this recipe. Added bonus was my teenage son was quiet at the dinner table while polishing it off, a first for everything haha


May 18, 2021

Paulene, silly question. However, how do I roll into 1 inch balls ???
Thank you very much.


May 1, 2021

Delicious – really loved the flavour of the sauce. I needed about 2/3 cup panko. And didn’t have any spring onions otherwise I would have used them.
Served with rice and steamed Asian greens.
Another slow-cooker meal that the fussy little one actually ate (minus the greens haha).

Low as recipes says Cheryl 🙂


August 9, 2020

Do you cook it on high or low?


June 9, 2020

Did these tonight using chicken mince. Amazing! Family loved them. Had them on fettuccine.
So easy and all ingredients I had in the cupboard/fridge.


February 26, 2020

Did these with pre-made meatballs from Aldi. Hit with fussy husband.

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 13, 2019

You could yes just add the ginger and garlic to the sauce since you’ll b missing it in the meatballs


December 12, 2019

Can you use already made balls but roll them in bread crumbs?


November 7, 2018

Made these again tonight because they were such a hit the first time I made them. Super easy to make and really tasty. The family love them.


September 6, 2018

These meatballs were so tasty and easy to make, I substituted the pork mince for chicken mince and I served with a Japanese coleslaw, recipe below. The flavours worked together really well.

Japanese coleslaw:
½ cup Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise
juice of 1 lemon juice
¼ tsp ground pepper
6 cups thinly sliced cabbage
1 cucumber, sliced into ribbons
¼ cup crispy fried shallots

Darren Comley

July 22, 2018

These were extremely easy to make and very tasty. I dipped them in the sauce before I put them in the 5.5l sc, then tipped the remaining sauce over them. 3 hours low and they were perfect and held together well. They sat very well on fried rice (Recipe 2 on site). I defintiely recommend them and will do them again.

Lee McCarthy

May 24, 2017

Yes very nice thanks and worked a treat with the boys. I used a kilo if normal mince and doubled everything. Perfect.

Vanessa scott

May 22, 2017

Made this recipe so quick and easy
Had with rice and mixed veg stirfry packet
Cooked for 4 hours. Turn out yummy my Husband ate it all nice meal

Sure 🙂


May 20, 2017

can we double the recipe for a 6L slow cooker???

tania cribb

May 7, 2017

This is so yummy, I have made it several times.

Lacey Ainslie

July 21, 2016

Am dying to try this ?

Nikki Felton

July 11, 2016

Hit in my house! Hubby and I had fights over who was having the left overs ?

Frankie Opie

April 25, 2016

I make these on a regular basis, really easy and soooo yummy. Great for finger food for parties too.


January 7, 2016

Made these tonight, family loved them. Prepared the meatballs the night before then added them to the slow cooker with the sauces. Served with fried rice…yummy

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