Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Whats For Dinner Wednesday - Sweet & Sour Meatballs in the Crockpot

This recipe comes from the book "101 More Things to Do With a Slow Cooker" by Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring. It is yummy and super simple. I made my own meatballs (rolled ground turkey into balls and boiled them) and it turned out YUMMY! We don't eat beef, so that is why the exchange.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

2 pkg's (18 0z each) frozen cooked meatballs (we used homemade ground turkey rolled into balls and boiled
1 can (14 0z) crushed pineapple (with juice)
1 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS: Place frozen meatballs in a greased 3.5 to 4 quart slow cooker. In a saucepan, combine pineapple, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Bring mixture to boil stirring frequently. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water together, then add to simmering sauce to thicken. Pour sauce over meatballs. Cover and cook on low heat, 3-4 hours. Makes 10-15 servings.

Meatballs can be served on a platter with toothpicks as appetizers, or over hot cooked white rice as a main dish.

5 comments:

RAE said...

Thx for sharing. I'm going to pop this into my crockpot for dinner. Yummy!!!

Penny & Lisa said...

This sounds yummy! I am going to have to try this! I have never heard of boiling the meatballs. They don't fall apart? Thanks for sharing! YUM! Lisa K

Amanda Sewell said...

I used ground turkey and rolled it into balls myself. The trick is to have the water at boiling when you put the meatballs into it . . . then so far I have not had them fall apart. They are YUMMY!

doverdi said...

This sounds so yummy! When you say greased crockpot...what are you using to grease it with? Sounds like a recipe that I'll definately try.

Now where is that crockpot of mine? lol

Amanda Sewell said...

I just sprayed mine with Pam spray -- oh and I also use those crockpot liners . . . I got them at my grocery store for a couple dollars -- they make clean up a breeze.