Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours
Makes: 8

Ingredients

  1. 1 box (680 g) frozen Compliments Swedish Meatballs
  2. 1 each red, yellow and orange pepper, diced
  3. 1 red onion, chopped
  4. 1 can (398 mL) pineapple chunks
  5. 3/4 cup (175 mL) reduced sodium chicken broth
  6. 1/2 cup (125 mL) ketchup
  7. 3 tbsp (45 mL) brown sugar
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 1 tsp (5 mL) paprika
  10. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper flakes, or to taste
  11. 1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  12. 4 cups (1 L ) cooked rice
  13. 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh cilantro

Method

  1. Place meatballs, peppers and onion in slow cooker. Drain pineapple chunks, reserving 1/4 cup (60 mL) juice (use remaining juice for another purpose). In bowl, mix pineapple chunks, reserved pineapple juice, broth, ketchup, sugar, garlic, paprika and hot pepper flakes. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hr. or until meatballs are cooked and vegetables are tender. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 2 tbsp (30 mL) water until smooth. Stir into meatball mixture and simmer 15 min. Serve over cooked rice, sprinkled with cilantro.