Sweet and Sour Meatballs

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by Kaarin

This is a crockpot recipe. It has lots of sweet and sour sauce...Yum!!! It looks pretty with meatballs and pineapple chunks. I like to serve it with a crunchy vegetable saute. I almost always use venison in this recipe because the meat is so lean. This is one of dh's favorite foods!

Top Review by Seedbeads

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine meat, egg, salt, pepper, 1 tablespoons cornstarch, and onion (I use a kitchenaid mixer).
  2. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  3. Brown in oil in a heavy skillet.
  4. Transfer to a crock pot.
  5. Mix sauce ingredients: vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and corn starch in a small bowl.
  6. Pour over meatballs.
  7. Cook on low 6-8 hours or high 2-4, depending how thick you want the sauce, stirring several times.
  8. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the undrained pineapple and pineapple juice.
  9. Serve over rice.

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