Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Hearty meatballs, sweet pineapple, and colorful bell peppers are tossed with your favorite barbecue sauce to create a crockpot full of sweet and sour meatballs that the whole family craves.

Crockpot Meatballs in a Sweet and Sour Sauce

Served over rice, or simply on its own, this is a meal that makes regular appearances on our meal plan.

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

You know those days when you simply don’t have the energy to think about dinner? This is the meal for those days.

This recipe starts by simply adding frozen meatballs to your slow-cooker. Could you use homemade meatballs for this recipe? You bet.

For me though, the beauty of this recipe is in the fact it requires almost zero effort. So, the frozen meatballs are my friend here.

Pour barbecue sauce over them and stir to coat. Cover with a lid and walk away for a few hours.

If your family enjoys things a little spicy, I highly recommend using a spicy barbecue sauce. This will work nicely with any barbecue sauce you like.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs in the crockpot

Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Half an hour to an hour before you’re ready to eat, toss in the peppers and pineapple, give it a stir and cover again.

Start some rice and you’ll have dinner on the table with almost no effort at all. You’ll spend more time slicing the bell pepper than anything else for this meal!

You can cook the meatballs in the crockpot on HIGH for a couple of hours or on LOW for four hours, it works nicely each way, I just adjust the heat and time according to when I want to have dinner ready that day.

Meatballs with Bell Peppers and Pineapple in the crockpot

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Pineapple

This five-ingredient recipe adds up to a really tasty dinner that you can throw together in just a few minutes.

As much as I love cooking and baking from scratch most of the time, there are days when nothing beats a dinner that I can get on the table with about 5 minutes of effort.

For a couple more EASY dinner ideas, I recommend trying a bowl of Hearty Taco Soup or this Stuffed Pepper Skillet.

This One Pot Sausage and Rice Dinner is another one that my kids love. (They eat ridiculous amounts of it every time we make it.)

And this Smoked Barbecue Beef Brisket is another crock-pot dinner that’s terrific for a busy day.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

  1. Add the meatballs and barbecue sauce to the crock-pot. Stir to coat. Cook on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours.
  2. When the meatballs are warm, add the peppers and pineapple to the crock-pot. Stir to combine. Cook an additional 30-60 minutes until the peppers are tender.
  3. Serve over rice and sprinkle with green onions.
Slow Cooker Meatballs with Peppers and Pineapple

Cooking Tip: To answer the question in advance, yes, you can combine all of the ingredients in the crock-pot at the beginning of the cooking process.

However, my preference is to add the peppers and pineapple at the end, so they retain their color and crispness.

Crockpot Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
Hearty meatballs, sweet pineapple, and colorful bell peppers are tossed in your favorite barbecue sauce to create a crockpot full of sweet and sour meatballs that the whole family craves.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 pounds frozen meatballs
  • 2 cups spicy barbecue sauce use your favorite
  • 3 bell peppers, any colors cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 20-oz cans pineapple chunks, drained
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • cooked rice for serving

Instructions

  • Add the meatballs and barbecue sauce to the crock-pot. Stir to coat. Cook on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours.
  • When the meatballs are warm, add the peppers and pineapple to the crock-pot. Stir to combine. Cook an additional 30-60 minutes until the peppers are tender.
  • Serve over rice and sprinkle with green onions.

Notes

Yes, you can combine all of the ingredients in the crock-pot at the beginning of the cooking process. My preference is to add the peppers and pineapple at the end though, so they retain their color and crispness.
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  1. Dian says

    5 stars
    My family loved this! I served it over rice and there wasn’t a meatball leftover. It’s going to be a regular on our meal plan.

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