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Slow Cooker Sweet’n Sour Meatballs
  • 1 recipe Homemade meatballs (or a box of pre-cooked from grocery store*)
  • 6 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ cup Vinegar
  • 6 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Soya sauce
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • ½ tsp Garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp Dry mustard
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the cornstarch, together in a bowl. Recipe can be doubled or quadrupled based on the number of meatballs you put in your slow cooker.
  2. Place your frozen meatballs in the slow cooker. Pour sauce overtop of the meatballs until they are covered. You made need to double or triple the recipe depending on the number of meatballs you are cooking.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. If you are able, stir the meatballs around during the cooking process.
  4. Just before you are ready to serve, transfer about a cup of the sauce to a separate bowl. Add the cornstarch to this sauce and whisk until well incorporated**. Pour this mixture back into the slow cooker and stir until the sauce thickens.
  5. * if you are using a box of pre-cooked meatballs from the grocery store, adjust the cooking time as you do not need to cook as long
  6. **this method helps prevent your sauce from clumping