Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs

If your house is anything like mine then you have to have dinner ready quick and be out the door to one of the kids events in the early evening.  My lack of planning has resulted in way to many trips to the drive thru for dinner.  This recipe requires little prep work and only takes 4 hours in the crock pot.  This leaves you free to help with homework, find a missing uniform or whatever else eats up your time after the kids get home.  Not to mention my ENTIRE FAMILY liked it.  One word:  Wow!

Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs {printable}

Original Source:  Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

1 large bell pepper
1 20 oz can pineapple chunks
3 T vinegar
1 T soy sauce
½ C. brown sugar
3 T cornstarch
1 lb frozen meatballs

Place frozen meatballs in crock pot. Chop bell pepper into bite size pieces and place in crock pot. Pour in pineapple chucks with juice. In a bowl mix together vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and cornstarch. Pour in crock pot and stir. Cook on low for 4 hours (I stirred at hour 3).  Serve over rice.

Teri's Tips:
  • I used turkey meatballs which taste just like beef but are healthier.
  • I used reduced sodium soy sauce because regular is just to salty for my taste buds.
  • Next time I going to reduce the amount of brown sugar since we like to get our daily dose of sugar elsewhere.


  1. These are so easy and delicious! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters