Lazy Sweet and Sour Slow Cooker Meatballs Recipe
Slow cooker sweet and sour meatballs are tangy and scrumptious. Perfect to serve as an appetizer, game day snack, or even an entree! Kosher for Passover option included.
Servings: 12 servings
- 3 lbs ground beef lean beef is best
- 2 eggs
- 1 small onion grated
- 1 small potato grated
- ½ cup bread crumbs or matzo meal
- 38 oz ketchup
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup raisins
Add ketchup, brown sugar and raisins directly into slow cooker vessel
38 oz ketchup, ⅔ cup brown sugar, ½ cup raisins
Fill empty 38 oz ketchup bottle with water. Shake and add to slow cooker contents
Stir ingredients and turn pot on to high with the lid off to start to warm sauce while you make the meatballs
Place ground beef into a mixing bowl
3 lbs ground beef
Add eggs, onion, potato and matzo meal or bread crumbs to bowl and mix well
2 eggs, 1 small onion, 1 small potato, ½ cup bread crumbs
Use meat mixture to form golf ball sized meatballs, adding them into the warming sauce as you go
When all meat has been made in to meatballs and put in the pot, spoon some of the sauce over the top few meatballs that are not submerged.
Cook on high for at least 4 hours or low for at least 8 Hours. Meatballs are considered safe to eat when they reach an internal temperature of 160°F
Optional step: open lid one or twice (but no more) to stir gently so that all meatballs are covered evenly with sauce. Be careful when you stir as some of the meatballs can start to break apart.
To make with premade meatballs, place frozen, cooked meatballs directly into sauce as directed above.
Turkey meatballs would work with this recipe as well.
Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg