Frugal Recipe: Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Today’s Frugal Recipe features one of my favorite Kitchen appliances–The Slow Cooker. I don’t know about you all but my Slow Cooker gets used at least once a week if not more. It is such a huge time-saver for me and if you are not using one you really should be.

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs is sure to become a family favorite! It is super easy to throw everything into the slow cooker and 4 hours later you can sit down to a delicious meal! My boys love this and typically devour every single bite on their plate. Many times they will even ask for seconds. This is a great way to get veggies into your kiddos as well. Also, I highly suggest stocking up on frozen meatballs when you can get them on sale as their are so many things that you can do with them! 

In addition, this meal may also be frozen ahead of time. Place all ingredients listed below in a large Ziploc Freezer Bag, take it out of the freezer and dump in the slow cooker and Voila you have a frugal and easy meal that everyone will L-O-V-E!



1 Bag of Birds Eye Recipe Ready Multi Pepper & Onion Mix (you could also chop up fresh pepper and onions if you prefer, but I find that this mix is much more frugal and it works just as well) There was a coupon in the 1/12 SS for $1.50/1 Birds Eye Recipe Ready product so I got these for FREE at Publix as they were on sale last week.

1 12 oz. jar of your favorite Sweet & Sour Sauce. I used Kikkoman but you could use whatever you have a coupon for or may be on sale that week.

1 cup of Canned Pineapple Tidbits or Chunks (I always keep this as a staple in my pantry)

1 12oz. bag of Frozen Meatballs (Celentano Meatballs are on sale BOGO at Publix this week $4.99 and there is a $1/1 coupon in the 1/26 SS insert)


Place all ingredients in your slow cooker and set on low for 4 hours. You could probably even do up to 6 hours or on the warm setting if you are gone all day. 

Serve over Cooked Brown or White Rice and enjoy! Open-mouth smile 

-Recipe adapted from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds

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