Thursday, April 16, 2015

Throw Back Thursday: Sweet & Sour Meatballs

I've decided that there are some recipes on here that are just so good that they deserve a second turn in the spotlight.  I love every recipe that I post on here but the favorites among the favorites need a little more recognition.  These sweet and sour meatballs will be the first repeat customer.  I love pretty much anything "sweet and sour".  There's just something about the sweet and tangy mixed with the savoury meat that gets me everytime!  My best friend Karilyn is a fabulous cook and introduced me to this dish.  Let me tell you, it was love at first bite.  And if it's a crock pot meal, you know it's going to be easy.  The smells will keep you drooling and dinner time will be your favorite part of the day. After eating these, you will never be able to eat a plain old meatball again!

2 lbs frozen meatballs
1 (10 oz) jar sweet and sour sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 medium red bell pepper, cubed
1 medium green bell pepper, cubed
1 medium onion, cubed
1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained

Spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place frozen meatballs inside the slow cooker.  In a small bowl, combine sweet and sour sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic powder.  Stir to mix.  Pour over meatballs and stir gently. Place lid on slow cooker. Cook on on high for 3 hours.  Add in peppers, onion and pineapple.  Cook for an additional hour.  If you want peppers and onion to be softer, add in sooner or at the beginning.  Serve over rice as a main dish or serve with toothpicks for a yummy appetizer.

As a Freezer Meal:  Put meatballs in a gallon sized ziploc freezer bag.  Mix up the sauce and pour over the meatballs and seal bag tightly.  Cut up peppers and onion.  Place in quart sized ziploc freezer bag.  You can drain pineapple chunks and place pineapple in a separate quart sized ziploc freezer bag or just keep a can of pineapple chunks on hand and use from the can when ready to cook.  Lay all sealed ziploc bags flat in the freezer.  When ready to use, pour meatballs and sauce in crockpot and cook as directed above.

See original recipe post here

Source:  Six Sister's Stuff


Jamie Young said...

This is on the list too of things to make when we move back, I'm sure Jason and Kylie will especially love them!

Janessa said...

That list has got to be a mile long now! Hopefully we can do some of the cooking together!!!

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