Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Submitted by Shelleyrae

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

5 from 2 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients
 

  • 1 kg beef meatballs ( I got mine from Coles)
  • 1 500g jar sweet and sour cooking/simmer sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium red capsicum, cubed
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained

Instructions
 

  • Spray or line the slow cooker.
  • Add the meatballs to the slow cooker.
  • Mix all the other ingredients in a pouring jug and pour over meatballs, stir gently to coat.
  • Place lid on slow cooker.
  • COOK on LOW for 3 to 6 hours OR on HIGH for 2 to 4 hours

Notes

  • Substitute chicken or pork meatballs for beef if desired
  • Double the recipe for a crowd by using 2kg of meatballs and adding another jar of sweet and sour sauce
  • Serve with rice or Asian noodles
  • Suitable for 3-5 l slow cooker (double recipe for 7l cooker)

11 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Meatballs”

  1. Sounds delicious – could you make your own meatballs and put them in raw (not frozen)? I wonder if they would just fall apart if they weren’t browned first?

  2. Kathleen Watkinson

    Absolutely brilliant. I made two lots of nibble sized sweet chilli meatballs. I was trying out easy finger food recipes for a future wedding and they were gone almost before I walked back to the kitchen. A big hit and very easy to make and they freeze very well. Will definitely be making again.

  3. Kathleen Watkinson

    Absolutely brilliant. I made two lots of nibble sized sweet chilli meatballs. I did make my own plain mince meatballs with just a bit of garlic, salt and pepper as I was trying out easy finger food recipes for a future wedding and they were gone almost before I walked back to the kitchen. A big hit and very easy to make and they freeze very well. Will definitely be making again.

  4. Absolutely delicious!! Made my own meatballs pork and beef mince and doubled all sauce ingredients except for jar (only had 1) added 2 TBS white vinegar, pepper, added juice with pineapple and 2 cups of water.Thickened with 3Tbs cornflour and 3 TBS water added to sauce 1/2 an hour before serving Will definitely make again 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Saucy, sweet n sour deliciousness!
    Used fresh mince, making 12 balls which held together perfectly.
    This made a generous amount of sauce, with cornflour thickened at the end.
    I served with rice and broccoli on the side.
    Next time I might try with pork mince for more authentic Asian flavour.

  6. 5 stars
    Wow this is an awesome sweet and sour, absolutely amazing and so easy to make , I used pork and beef meatballs and tossed in cornflour before adding to slow cooker, I mixed other ingredients in slow cooker first before adding the meatballs except I didn’t use capsicum as not every one in the family likes it . Will certainly be making this again, enjoyed by the whole family.

  7. Paulene @ www.slowcookercentral.com

    Dinner was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Will definitely do it again

    I doubled the sweet & sour for 30 meatballs
    Added 1T cornflour at the start
    Swapped fresh capsicum for canned (2 cans) as no fresh available at shops today 🫑

    Served with cheese & chive potato mash

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