Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs
These meatballs are great over rice or pasta for dinner. And they’re equally good served on their own as an appetizer.
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs , made from toasted Braum's bread
2 garlic cloves
2 tsp Daddy Hinkle's seasoning
2 lbs Peach Crest Farms ground beef
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1 can Suan's Scotch Bonnett Tomato Jam
1/2 cup Garden Club grape jelly
1/2 cup packaged brown sugar
1/2 cup Garden Club Vinegar
1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
Step 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine eggs, bread crumbs, garlic cloves and Daddy Hinkle’s. Add ground beef, mixing until ingredients are combined.
Step 2Shape into 1 to 2-inch balls. Place on a cooking rack in a baking pan. (This keeps the meatballs from getting soggy and helps them brown.) Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Step 3In a large bowl, combine tomato sauce, chicken broth, tomato jam, grape jelly, brown sugar and vinegar. Transfer the meatballs to a slow cooker. Add pineapple and green pepper. Pour sauce on top.
Step 4Cook on low 3 hours or until meatballs are cooked through and flavors have combined.
Step 5Add the pineapple and peppers and cook for an additional hour.