Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs

I like to use slow cooker liners. Whenever I buy a box of them, there is invariably a little handout inside that includes a few recipes. They are great for folks starting out with slow cookers!

Reynolds is another company that produces liner bags for slow cookers. They, like Crock-Pot, offer recipes from their test kitchens. I rounded up a few and will share them here, one every couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Slow cookers are wonderful for making warm, filling meals that are especially welcome on cooler or cold nights.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Servings: 12-15

1 9-10 oz jar sweet & sour sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
3 lbs frozen meatballs
1 medium red bell pepper, cubed
1 20oz can pineapple chunks, drained

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir gently. Place lid on slow cooker.

Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours, until done.

Carefully remove lid to allow steam to escape. Serve directly from the slow cooker.

I’ve tasted this recipe before and it is a winner, Serve the meatballs over brown rice for a meal, or bring them along to a gathering for a snacking treat.

–Ann Cathey


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