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A bowl of sweet and sour meatballs topped with green onions.
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Sweet & Sour Meatballs

An easy weeknight dinner that tastes delicious! This slow cooker meatball recipe is loaded with pineapple, peppers, and a homemade sweet and sour sauce.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 32 oz frozen pre-cooked meatballs - (50 meatballs)
  • 20 oz pineapple tidbits - (just 1 can, drain and SAVE the juice!)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper - chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper - chopped
  • 1 cup canned (reserved) pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar - packed
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Place the frozen meatballs in a large crock pot. Pour the drained crushed pineapple overtop of the meatballs, followed by the red and green chopped peppers. *
  • In a medium sized bowl whisk the reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and soy sauce. 
  • Pour the sauce into the crockpot. Stir so that the meatballs are mixed in and covered in the sauce. 
  • Place lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with sliced green onions. 


  • The recipe says 1/2 of a red and green bell pepper. You can use the full peppers if you'd like! Especially if the peppers are really small, use the full thing. 


Calories: 457kcal (23%), Carbohydrates: 39g (13%), Protein: 20g (40%), Fat: 24g (37%), Saturated Fat: 8g (40%), Cholesterol: 81mg (27%), Sodium: 294mg (12%), Potassium: 527mg (15%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 34g (38%), Vitamin A: 335IU (7%), Vitamin C: 25.2mg (31%), Calcium: 48mg (5%), Iron: 1.6mg (9%)