The Easiest Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs

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The Easiest Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs

The Easiest Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs

Here is one of those recipes that everyone loves and boy if they only knew how easy it was to make! Oops. Now they will. I have been making these for years, before that, my mother made them for years. Sweet,  a little sour and a lot of simple.  You can make them two ways, either with homemade or pre-made meatballs.  I have used both, it just depends on the time I have and what else is on the menu. Either way the sauce for the Sweet & Sour Crockpot meatballs is the same.

Note*  The recipe is for homemade meatballs. If using frozen meatballs just thaw them, then add to the sauce in the crockpot. 


The Easiest Sweet & Sour Crockpot Meatballs
  • Meatballs:
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1lb ground pork (optional, I like the mix. Use 2lbs ground beef if you skip it)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ Cup of Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning( optional, skip if using seasoned bread crumbs)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1- 32oz Jar of Grape Jelly
  • 2- 12 oz. Jars of Chili Sauce
  • 1 Cup of Water
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Mix together all the ingredients for the meatballs and roll into desired size ( bite sized for appetizer, larger for a meal or side)
  3. Bake for 15-20 mins.
  4. Put Crockpot on High
  5. Pour in all ingredients for the sauce and mix well. This will combine more as it gets heated.
  6. Add the meatballs, reduce to low and let sit at least 1 hour.
  7. Meatballs can remain on low in the crockpot all day and night.

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Melissa - Author at How To This And That is a Wife and Mom of 2 girls, a few pets and a couple egg layers in scenic Maine. Crazy about Social Media and using my blog to share recipes, DIY projects, resourceful tips & tricks. Thanks for being a part of it all.

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