Monday, August 12, 2019

Polynesian Meatballs -Appetizer or Dinner -Little Dipper Crock Pot or Cook and Serve

These Polynesian Meatballs caught my eye and I'm glad they did:@) I made them as an appy for the first pre-season game, and highly recommend the recipe. This is a sweet and sour sauce, I could really taste the lemon, and the meatballs are great with a piece of pineapple. Since I wanted to use my Little Dipper Crock Pot, I used 7 oz meatballs and cut the sauce recipe in half, and that fit perfectly. You could also serve it over rice, add a veggie and call it dinner.

My biggest recipe adjustment, I added a little extra cornstarch to make sure the sauce stayed thick in the CP.
I'll list what I did for the Little Dipper below, you can click the link for the full recipe here.
I just had a thought... This would be great with some cubes of ham too:@)

Polynesian Meatballs-adapted from Taste of Home
7 oz frozen meatballs-I used Italian 
4 oz snack size cup of pineapple tidbits-reserve juice
1 Tblsp cornstarch + 1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 C cider vinegar
1 Tblsp soy sauce
1 Tblsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed preferred
1/4 C brown sugar
  1. Place meatballs in crock pot.
  2. Pour juice from pineapple into 1/2 C measuring cup. Add enough water to equal 1/2 C.
  3. Add pineapple juice/water, cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar to small pot. Mix well.
  4. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and cook until very thick, pour sauce over meatballs.
  5. Plug in Little Dipper Crock Pot, place folded paper towel under cover and let cook for 1 hour.
  6. Remove lid and gently stir meatballs. Add pineapple and stir again.
  7. Place dry paper towel under lid and cook for 1 hour longer, or until everything is heated through.
  8. Serve with team color food picks and enjoy!


  1. I live sweet and sour meatballs! I made some for a luau luncheon that I went to recently. I think I really need a mini crockpot.

  2. Yum! I've always been afraid to buy frozen meatballs...they must be good and the sauce sounds great and such an easy app! Yay for football season!

  3. These sound great. I could make them for TheHub and Son2. They like to watch games together.

  4. The gang is all fired up that the preseason has begun. These meatballs sound like terrific game day food! Love the combination of flavors in the sauce :)

  5. Hooray for football season Lynn! These sound so good too :)


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