The BEST Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Meatballs

Guys, these are seriously the best sweet & sour slow cooker meatballs on the planet! And they are pretty much the hit of any party or potluck! This recipe can be made using frozen meatballs as well, which actually saves you even more time in the kitchen, if you don’t want to make them yourself. Be sure to PIN IT HERE for later!

The BEST Sweet and Sour Slow Cooker Meatballs

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  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle chile sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 9 ounces grape jelly
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • salt to taste
  • sesame seeds for sprinkling


  1. Whisk together the chili sauce, lemon juice and grape jelly. Pour into slow cooker and simmer over low heat until warm.
  2. Combine ground beef, egg, onion and salt. Mix well and form into 1 inch balls. Add to sauce and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from pot and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

Now you know the secret to those delicious meatballs everyone keeps bringing to parties 😉

Recipe is adapted from All Recipes

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