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Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs are incredibly easy to make and delicious to eat as it combines meatballs, pineapple, and peppers in a savory homemade sweet and sour sauce that is a crowd favorite every single time. 

 Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Meatballs are a family favorite in our house. They are so versatile and easy to make. They are perfect to serve at a party or a large gathering or turn into a complete meal on a weeknight. Some of our favorite meatball recipes are our Sweedish Meatballs and our Air Fryer Cheesy Meatballs and these crockpot sweet and sour meatballs. 

This meatball recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prep and moist, tender, and flavorful. It will quickly become a favorite in your house too! 

crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

How to make crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

  • Drain the pineapple juice from your can of pineapple chunks, set aside in a bowl.  
  • Place meatballs into your pot.
  • Place green peppers & pineapple chunks over the top of the meatballs. 
  • To your bowl of pineapple juice, add brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, & cornstarch.  Whisk to combine well. 
  • Pour sauce over your meatballs.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours. Then switch to HIGH for 1 hour. Or cook on LOW for 4-5 hours. 
crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Serve these meatballs as an appetizer at your next party or over rice to make it a complete meal. 
  • No need to thaw your meatballs, just throw them in your crockpot and let them warm up in there. 
  • If you are not a fan of peppers you can leave them out.
  • If you are not a fan of pineapple you can omit that as well, but you will need to use the pineapple juice in the sauce. 
  • If you have time to cook your meatballs on low this helps tenderizes them and brings out the maximum flavor. 
  • When your meatballs are done you can switch your crockpot to warm and they can stay nice and warm until you are ready to serve. 

Can I make my own meatballs?

Yes, you can make your own meatballs for this recipe. You can actually use my slow cooker Sweedish meatball recipe all the way up to the step of adding the other ingredients into the crockpot. Then follow this recipe as directed. 

crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

Note if you are using meatballs that are not frozen you will want to reduce the cooking time. 

Storage

Fridge

You can store your leftover sweet and sour meatballs in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

Freezer

This recipe will freeze nicely. You will want to let it completely cool and then you will want to pour your sauce and meatballs in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze. 

When you are ready to reheat place in the fridge overnight to thaw. I recommend reheating them on the stove. 

crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

Ready for more crockpot favorites? Try these!

Crockpot Tortellini Soup

Crockpot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki

crockpot sweet and sour meatballs

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs are incredibly easy to make and delicious to eat as it combines meatballs, pineapple, and peppers in a savory homemade sweet and sour sauce that is a crowd favorite every single time.

Ingredients

  • 1 (28 oz) Bag of Frozen Meatballs
  • 1 (20 oz) can Pineapple Chunks
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup White Vinegar
  • 2 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 3 TBSP Cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Drain the juice from the pineapple chunks and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Place the meatballs in the bottom of your crockpot.
  3. Place green pepper pieces and pineapple chunks on top of the meatballs.
  4. Add to your pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, & cornstarch. Mix well to combine.
  5. Pour sauce over the meatballs.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours, switch to HIGH for 1 last hour. or cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g

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