Crockpot Asian Meatballs

Crockpot Asian meatballs are a flavorful, easy way to dress up a bag of frozen meatballs. This yummy recipe has almost no prep time, making it perfect for days when you are short on time. 

crockpot Asian meatballs with fancy toothpicks stuck in them and more in a blue ceramic bowl in the background

If I had to name a few things we always have in our freezer, I’d say a bag of chicken tenders so I can make things like these sticky chicken and biscuit sandwiches and a bag of frozen meatballs.

Sometimes, I have store bought ones.

Other times, I make and freeze a big bunch of this homemade recipe.

While we love having them as subs or with spaghetti, I like some variety.

Enter these crockpot Asian meatballs.

crockpot Asian meatballs shown in a bowl topped with sesame seeds & sliced green onions with the rest in a slow cooker in the background

A Versatile Appetizer or Dinner Option

Aside from how easy this recipe is, I love that this is the perfect thing for an appetizer or for dinner.

To serve as an appetizer, I would just set the cooked meatballs on a platter with toothpicks nearby.

To turn it into a dinner, just serve them over rice and add a side of steamed broccoli.

saucy Asian meatballs shown in the bowl of a slow cooker

How to Make Crockpot Asian Meatballs

This dish truly couldn’t be easier to prepare!

To make it, just add all of the meatballs right into your crockpot.

Then add the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce and minced garlic to a separate bowl.

Whisk them together until they are smooth and pour the mixture over the meatballs evenly.

Then turn your slow cooker on low and let them cook for 2 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

When the meatballs are cooked through, give them one last stir to make sure they are evenly coated in the sauce.

Finish by scooping them onto a plate and garnishing with sesame seeds and green onions.

saucy Asian flavored meatballs piled high in a ceramic bowl with a purple and white plaid napkin in the background

Tips and Variations

As is, this dish is very easy and the perfect meal to make if you are new to cooking. Follow these tips and variations so it comes out perfectly each time.

  • Want to add a little kick? Add a sliced hot chili pepper or jalapeno.
  • Don’t add too much soy sauce or the sauce will be too thin.
  • If salt is a concern, use a low sodium soy sauce.
  • When done, the sauce should naturally thicken. If the sauce isn’t thick enough for you, you can thicken it by adding a little cornstarch and water. Here’s a handy guide on how to thicken Asian sauces with cornstarch.

Asian flavored meatballs in a ceramic bowl with a bunch of fresh green onions in the background

Other Non Traditional Easy Meatball Recipes

These crockpot Asian meatballs are a flavor packed change from spaghetti and meatballs that we all love. Make them the next time you want to serve meatballs without spaghetti and sauce.

Looking for other non traditional meatball recipes? Try these:

sticky Asian meatballs in a bowl with toothpicks stuck into a few for serving

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crockpot Asian meatballs shown in a bowl topped with sesame seeds & sliced green onions with the rest in a slow cooker in the background

Crockpot Asian Meatballs

Crockpot Asian meatballs are a flavorful, easy way to dress up a bag of frozen meatballs. This yummy recipe has almost no prep time, making it perfect for days when you are short on time. 
3.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 342kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 28 oz bags frozen beef meatballs
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • thinly sliced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • Add all of the meatballs to the bowl of your crockpot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except for the garnish, to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce evenly out over top of the meatballs.
  • Cook the meatballs on low for 2-4 hours, stirring briefly every hour, until the meatballs are cooked through.
  • Gently stir the cooked meatballs a final time to coat them in the thick sauce.
  • Ladle the coated meatballs into a serving dish, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • You can also sprinkle the green onions out over top of the serving bowl, or wait and serve them over each individual portion.
  • Eat using forks or toothpicks. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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