Crockpot Sweet and Tangy Asian Meatballs

Crockpot Sweet and Tangy Asian Meatballs – if you like meatballs you’ll love these Asian style meatballs, they are sweet and tangy and made in a crockpot!

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These crockpot sweet and tangy Asian meatballs are all about pork. I don’t know about you but I love pork meatballs. I love beef meatballs too, heck who am I kidding, I love all meatballs, but pork meatballs hold a special place in my heart. It’s probably because of the fat. They are juicier than any other meatballs and pack a lot more flavor.

But these meatballs here are super special. I loaded them up with lots of garlic, lots of green onions and ginger. A bit different from my usual meatball but special in its own right.

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 I had leftover ground pork from Christmas, which I used to make my favorite cabbage rolls, but my husband bought like 6 lbs of ground pork, so what better way to use up all that ground pork than to make some yummy meatballs. The sauce here is to die for, it’s got hoisin sauce, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, all my favorite Asian flavors in here, packed into one yummylicious sauce.

I got a new crockpot for Christmas and I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and make something special with it. So to me, meatballs are pretty special. I did bake the meatballs for about 25 minutes at first at 400 F degrees, just because I wanted them to have a nice brown color, then in the crockpot they went for about 2 hours on low. These Asian meatballs are the perfect appetizer for any party or potluck. They’re sweet from the hoisin sauce and they’re tangy and just a bit hot from the Sriracha sauce. These meatballs equal perfection!

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Would you like one? See I’m offering you one, I know you’re dying to try them. :)

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Crockpot Sweet and Tangy Asian Meatballs
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
For Meatballs
  • 2 lbs ground pork
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped, about 6 or 8 green onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
For Sauce
  • ⅔ cup Hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl. Shape into 1 inch in diameter meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet. This should make about 35 meatballs.
  3. Bake the meatballs for 25 minutes or until just slight brown and no longer pink inside.
  4. In the meantime, mix all the sauce ingredients together.
  5. Toss the meatballs together with the sauce and pour into your crockpot. Cook on low for 2 hours. The sauce will reduce and thicken a bit.
  6. Serve garnished with additional chopped green onion or sesame seeds.
Notes
Inspired from www.gimmesomeoven.com.

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Comments

  1. Kathrine says

    Thanks for sharing! I also love the tiny forks. I can’t wait to make these for a potluck I’m going to next week.

  2. Ann Leamy says

    Hi! I loved the look of the meatballs and wanted the recipe…and will try it..great ideas.
    But, I got soooooo excited hearing about your grandmother’s cabbage rolls….
    leftover pork from those…..
    Do you use beef,veal AND pork in them?
    My mother did…but, I never got her recipe…..and she only made them once a year.
    She said her mother(Irish)learned from a Hungarian woman down the street..in
    NY’s Hudson Valley……………………to make them. Everyone went wild for them…
    me,too. Nothing heavy about them…just the meats and rice….and a thin tomatoe sauce which was lovely…delicate.. Maybe I can have your Grandmother’s recipe?
    Ann

    • says

      Hi Ann, It’s actually my mom’s recipe for cabbage rolls and you can find the recipe here. Yes sometimes we mix beef, veal and pork, but most of the time just beef and pork. :)

  3. Rita says

    I so love the pictures you posted. Makes the meatballs look delicous……..
    Can’t wait to make these. Also love using pork in my meatballs since they taste so much nicer
    and have more flavor. Really enjoying your website since I found it…….
    Thank you.

  4. says

    Well I made these, and made the mistake of trying them before dinner…. now there are not enough left for dinner… just the lonely old rice…. because we kept on trying them….. soooo good.. Love them…
    Ps… Judy^^^^ get some manners, this is here for you at no cost to utilise… its a privilege not a right… some people!

  5. says

    Hi Jo, you’re right I do want one! We are going to a party tonight and I think I will give these beautiful little meatballs a try! I love your picture and the presentation with the forks is so creative!

    • says

      If you don’t eat pork, you can use ground beef, turkey, chicken, anything would work. Yes, green onions are the same as spring onions or scallions.

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