Slowcooker sweet & spicy meat balls

These are definitely different from your regular meatball. The speed in which they disappear will be different as well.
Do try these at home.

Slowcooker sweet & spicy meat balls


For the Meatballs:

750 gr lean ground beef
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 beaten egg
1 finely minced onion ( cheat and use the the food processor)
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried thyme

For the Sauce:

1 cup soy sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 cup sweet chilly sauce
about half a cup of water


1. Mix all the sauce ingredients and pour in the slow-cooker. Turn it on high. This way  our meatballs will start cooking right away once they are ready. Taste your sauce. If you find it too spicy, tweak it a bit with extra water and ketchup.

2. Turn your oven on 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, mix together all the meatball ingredients until well united. I like to do that with my hands. Yes, I do wash them first.

3. Create small meatballs and arrange them on an oiled baking sheet. Bake at  375 degrees for 15 minutes. That will be enough time for them to firm up nicely, without nasty frying involved.

4. Dump your beautiful meatballs in the slow-cooker. Make sure they are mostly covered with sauce. Turn the heat to low and cook for about 4 hours. You can also leave it for longer. Just make sure you have enough liquid.