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This was so tasty! I put this on just after lunch today, and it was ready by 6 PM. I used ground chicken for the meatballs and it worked great. I had to keep switching between High and Low heat, and I did stir it every hour or so just to get the sauce mixed in. I have to agree - there is a bit too much cornstarch. When mine was done, the sauce was lovely and thick but the mouth feel of the starch was still there. I didn't add extra liquid, but I did use OJ in place of the pineapple juice. My kids happily ate it on rice too.
A previous reviewer mentioned the lack of a "tomato"/"red" element, so after some thought, I added a small tin of tomato paste to the ingredients given here. It was superb! Lots of compliments! I did have to add a cup of water in the middle of cooking; the sauce got WAY too thick. And I added a red pepper because it looked so sad without a veggie... :-))) YUM! Will definitely make this again.
I'm not sure if I would make these again. It seemed to be missing a tomato ingredient (catsup, tomato paste) which is found in many S&S recipes - I didn't think about this until the recipe was in the crockpot and wondered where the red color was. And there was too much cornstarch - I stirred at one point and it was still very thin; 30 minutes later it was paste! I had to add another 3/4 cup liquid.
This was a delicious meal. I served them over rice, and even my 7 year old picky eater ate them all up...even the rice! This will be apart of my cookbook. Thanks!
The meatballs and sauce are delicious. I served them as part of a luau buffett and there wasn't one left. I've had several requests for the recipe.
This didn't work out very well for us - I think I like the more traditional meatballs better. Sorry.
never made sweet and sour meatballs before and was hesitate at first. but i made it with frozen meatballs i purchased at the grocery store and followed the recipe for the sauce. it was a huge hit a my father-in-laws birthday party!!! will be making them again for sure!!
This was really good. I had to finish it on the stove because my husband accidentally unplugged the crockpot halfway through the cooking time! Excellent recipe!