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Crock Pot Asian Meatballs

12 12 12
WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer/Main
Cuisine: Asian
Calories: 326.8
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE MEATBALLS

  • 1- pound ground meat (I used beef, but you can also use pork, chicken, or turkey)
  • 1/3- cup diced onions
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 egg

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 green onions , sliced diagonally, for garnish
  • sesame seeds , for garnish

Instructions 

FOR THE MEATBALLS

  • Preheat broiler.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, lightly grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine ground meat, onions, garlic, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and egg; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Broil for 5 minutes, or until meatballs are lightly browned on all sides.

In the meantime, prepare the SAUCE:

  • In a saucepan whisk together pineapple juice, cornstarch, water, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Set over high heat and bring to a boil; lower heat to a simmer and continue to cook until thickened, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove meatballs from broiler and transfer to the crock pot.
  • Pour prepared sauce over the meatballs.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 2.5 hours, or on HIGH for 1.5 hours.
  • Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
  • Serve over rice or noodles.
  • If serving as an appetizer, keep meatballs in the crock pot and set the crock pot on "WARM".
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Asian Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 326.8 Calories from Fat 129
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.3g22%
Saturated Fat 5.3g27%
Cholesterol 99.4mg33%
Sodium 262.8mg11%
Carbohydrates 26.3g9%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 19.7g22%
Protein 21.3g43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.