Steph's Zesty Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Steph's Zesty Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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"These meatballs are great! I came up with them on a whim one night while searching through my pantry trying to answer the age old question, 'What's for dinner?' My family LOVES these! I have also taken them to several BBQ's and they are ALWAYS a big hit! For dinner, I like to serve them with a side of steamed minute rice to go along with the meatballs. I hope you enjoy!"


1 h 20 m servings 479 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 479 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.6g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 729 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat a slow cooker to Medium-High; stir the reserved liquid from the pineapple chunks, soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar together in the slow cooker. Whisk the cornstarch into the mixture until dissolved.
  2. Mix the ground beef, egg, Worcestershire sauce, milk, bread crumbs, onion, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; form into 1-inch balls.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook the meatballs in the hot skillet until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Place the meatballs into the slow cooker. Add the reserved pineapple chunks and green bell pepper.
  4. Cover and cook until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 28 Ratings


Super easy and delicious! I doubled the recipe (except for the pineapples) and replaced the other 1/2 of the called for pieapple juice w/oj. I also used fresh onion in my meatballs and added gra...

I made this tonight and it was great! The only thing I would do differently next time is to reduce the amount of milk. I think it was too much liquid in the meat mix... I used ground pork toni...

Very good meatballs but I thought it kind of pointless to put in the slow cooker. I boiled the sauce ingredients in a large frying pan and after rolling the meat balls I browned them in the oven...

CROCKPOT advice: After combining all the ingredients, put them into a crockpot and cook for four to six hours. This allows the sauce to permeate the meatballs and increases the deliciousness a...

Very nice meat ball recipe!! I followed all the directions and everything turned out great! The family loved them!

My mom loves anything w/ pineapple so I decided and my dad loves anything w/ beef, so I decided to try this recipe :) It turned out great. I had some time on my hands while my daughter napped so...

These were terrific as appitizers. However I doubled the recipe and pureed the pineapple and added extra canned pineapple juice, and used very little worchester sauce. I made the pineapple "sauc...

I tried this recipe & added another can of pineapple & 2 small cans of pineapple juice. I can not wait to make it again and plan to triple the size so there will be leftovers for future meals!

I also doubled the recipe, and used ground pork because I had pinapple pork meatballs one time at a superbowl party that were amazing! HOWEVER, this particular recipe was lacking something, just...