Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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This recipe for Sweet and Sour Meatballs in the slow cooker is an incredibly easy meatball recipe that is always a big hit!! They make the perfect game day appetizer or easy dinner idea over rice!

This recipe for Sweet and Sour Meatballs in the slow cooker is an incredibly easy meatball recipe that is always a big hit!! They make the perfect game day appetizer or easy dinner idea over rice!

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs are easy and delicious!

My favorite recipes are ones that require less than 10 minutes of prep work, like these Sweet and Sour Meatballs Crockpot style! When I make these meatballs for game days, which could mean both football or game boards in this house, they are always gone. They’re definitely a party food winner! When I make them for us as a family, I normally serve them over brown rice for a super easy dinner idea!

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs is an incredibly easy meatball recipe that is always a big hit!! They make the perfect game day appetizer, party cocktail meatball, or easy dinner idea over rice!

Since these easy sweet and sour meatballs are made in the slow cooker, it’s easy to make them ahead of time for a party and keep them warm throughout the day. Just make sure to turn the heat down on the slow cooker to warm once your meatballs are cooked thoroughly to avoid the sauce burning at all.

You can definitely make homemade cocktail meatballs for this sweet and sour meatballs recipe. My recipe makes a large batch which is perfect if you are hosting a large party, but they can also always be put in the freezer, too, for quick dinners in the future. When I’m in a rush though, I use a bag of beef meatballs from the grocery store. However, I always prefer to make chicken or turkey meatballs from scratch because I feel like the texture is a little spongy in store bought.

Meatball recipes are a favorite in this house! I love how versatile they can be – from Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs and Honey Sriracha Meatballs to Pineapple Tequila Meatballs that my friend Rebecca makes and of course classic Spaghetti and Meatballs! We tend to have them at least once a month as a fun treat for ourselves on a game day or for dinner. Liam loves them which is awesome because he is sometimes picky about eating meat.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Crock Pot Style with only a few key ingredients - grape jelly, chili sauce, cocktail meatballs and a little seasoning. It’s an easy meatball recipe that is always a party food hit!!

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins
 

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs is an incredibly easy meatball recipe that is always a big hit!! They are the perfect game day appetizer or easy dinner idea over rice!

Course: Appetizer, Main
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Maggie Roush
Ingredients
  • 1 pound meatballs
  • 6 ounces chili sauce
  • 6 ounces Grape Jelly
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together other than the meatballs in the slow cooker.

  2. Add meatballs and stir until well coated.

  3. Cook refrigerated meatballs on high for 2 hours and frozen meatballs on high for 3-4 hours. Stir a couple times throughout for even cooking. 

    If you are cooking a larger batch of meatballs, you will probably need to cook for longer.

  4. Once meatballs are cooked thoroughly, turn the heat down to ensure they stay warm and don't overcook. 

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Comments

  1. Maggie, these are wonderful!!! I can’t wait to make these – us Germans put grape jelly on everything, so these are a guaranteed winner in our house!! Thanks much! And beautiful site by the way, such valuable content. I’ll be visiting often!

  2. YUM – I love meatballs, and actually have a bourbon whiskey slow cooker recipe that I swear by, but I’ll have to try this one too. We always have grape jelly in the house, after all! πŸ˜‰ Stopping by via SITS and glad to have found your blog!

    • Oooh, bourbon whiskey recipe sounds amazing! What a great idea!! Have you ever posted the recipe? Thank you so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to check out your blog as well!

  3. I love meatballs, anything sweet & sour, and all things easy – so this recipe is perfect for me! I pinned it so I can give it a try in the very near future. πŸ˜€ So glad I found you and this post via the SITS Comment Love event. Hope you have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

    • I hope you try it and love them! I was so happy with how they turned out. And thank you for stopping by! If interested, there is also a Pick Your Plum giveaway that started today on the blog.

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