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Sweet & Sour Slow cooker Meatballs

These Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Meatballs are a family fave and super easy recipe that's perfect as a holiday side, potluck or any evening dinner. Put it all in the slow cooker, set it and forget it!
Course main dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword meatballs, slow cooker, sweet & sour
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24 large (1 .5 inch) meatballs
Calories 107kcal



  • 2 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 cup fine bread crumbs

Sweet & Sour Sauce

Garnish (optional)


  • Spray the inside of a slow cooker with non -stick cooking spray.


  • Mix meatball ingredients together and form into ball (1.5 inches approximately.) Then place meatballs in the slow cooker. 
    sweet and sour meatballs raw - 1.5 inches

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • Whisk  sauce ingredients together in a separate bowl and pour over meatballs. 
  • Mix cornstarch and water together and add to sauce.
  • Cook on low in slow cooker for 8 hours.
    * If sauce is still a little runny  when done (NOT consistency of gravy) add 1 more tsp of cornstarch mixed with 1/2 tsp of water. You can keep adding more until you reach the desired consistency.


  • Garnish with parsley flakes and sesame seeds, if desired.


Meatballs can be made and frozen ahead, but you'll want to thaw them before you cook them.
I usually double this recipe
Nutrition Facts
Sweet & Sour Slow cooker Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 meatball)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 167mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 167mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.3mg