Saturday, January 1, 2011

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs

For this crowd-pleasing appetizer from Mr. Food, all you do is mix together flavorings with prepared frozen meatballs, turn on the slow cooker, and let it go. And when you use a slow cooker liner, there isn't even any cleanup!

Serves: 12
Cooking Time: 8 hr

1 plastic slow cooker liner
(Or spray the inside of the crock)

1 (9- to 10-ounce) jar sweet and sour sauce

1/4 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 1/2 pounds frozen meatballs

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

1.Place the liner in a slow cooker bowl, fitting it snugly against the bottom and sides of the bowl; pull top of liner over the bowl rim.

2.Place all ingredients in the slow cooker; stir gently then cover with the lid. Cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours, or on high setting for 4 to 5 hours, until done.

3.Carefully remove the lid to allow steam to escape. Serve directly from the slow cooker.

To avoid injury, do not lift or transport the liner with food in it, and allow the slow cooker to cool completely before removing and discarding the liner