Asian Crockpot Meatballs

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs

Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet & spicy sauce you’ll love! This crockpot meatball recipe is an effortless way to make tender & delicious meatballs. They’re the perfect party food appetizer.

Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy sauce you'll swoon over! An appetizer recipe you'll devour in seconds!

These crockpot meatballs are so easy to make & taste amazing. I guarantee this crock pot appetizer recipe will be devoured by everyone!

Do you have a person in your family who wins at everything?

I know you do. I feel like every family has one. Spill the beans, who is it? Well, in our family it’s my husband! No matter what I do. He wins, I lose. It’s horrible, because I am extremely competitive. I can remember playing Rummy 500 with him and I use to get so mad because I could NEVER beat him.

One time he beat me playing Poker without even looking at his cards!!! It’s ridicilous. Even his family will team up together to get him to lose. But if your on his team, in which case when we play partner games I am … it’s glorious!

Asian Crockpot Meatballs - frozen meatballs

The past two weekends we’ve had a “game night” with a bunch of friends from our church.

The first night we had a bunch of board games and everyone could split up and play the games they wanted. Mike went to play Monopoly … I would rather watch grass grow. A group of about 10 of us ended up playing a game called “Fish Bowl.” It’s kinda a play on charades, where everyone puts in three different items into a bowl to be guessed: a person, a place, and a thing. Then we do one round of having people on our team guess the item drawn from the bowl using only words, but not using the words on the paper. Then we use the same items but do it charades style. Then the same items but we can only say one word. The last round you can only make sounds without using any words, everyone on your team has to have their eyes closed and guess the item.

That last one was the toughest! Try thinking of a way to describe “booger” using just sounds. Yeah, it’s hard!

Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy sauce you'll swoon over! An appetizer recipe you'll devour in seconds!

Normally I HATE those kind of games… mostly because I’m horrible at them. When all eyes are on me I freak out! It’s too much pressure! Luckily our team won despite it! Muahahahah!

The second game night we all played a game called SCR-UNO. It’s basically UNO on steroids that has been hopped up on alcohol. It’s complete and utter chaos! It’s hilarious!

And of course … who won. Ohh that would be my husband!

Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy sauce you'll swoon over! An appetizer recipe you'll devour in seconds!

Anyways, the night we played SCR-UNO I brought three different recipes I had tested that day. The Herb Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites I just posted on Wednesday, these Asian Crockpot Meatballs (which everyone RAVED about) and Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Pepper … those are coming next week!

Of all the recipes I brought this recipe was hands down the favorite! In fact, people were camped out around the crockpot waiting for a toothpick to stab their next victim. (and by victim I mean meatball … not person … we are competitive at games … but not that competitive!)

One of my guy friends was even trying to think of another recipe with these meatballs as the star. He’s thinking a play on a meatball sub … more like Meatball sub meets Banh Mi Sandwich. I think it’s genius! I may just steal it! hehe

Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy sauce you'll swoon over! An appetizer recipe you'll devour in seconds!

How to Make Meatballs in a Crockpot

So with all the Holiday Parties I’m sure you have coming up make your life easier. Throw everything in the crock pot, no assembly required, just bring toothpicks and you’re all set!

It can’t get easier than that! Just be sure to make a double batch because these Asian Crockpot Meatballs will be some of the first appetizers to go. The sauce totally makes this dish, it’s sweet, salty, and a little spicy. You’ll be trying to get as much sauce as you can on those meatballs!

Bon Appetit friends and Happy Weekend!

Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy sauce you'll swoon over! An appetizer recipe you'll devour in seconds!

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Crockpot Asian Meatballs

  • Author: Krista @
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 2 hours
  • total_time Total Time: 2 hours
  • yield Yield: 30-40 meatballs 1x
  • category Category: Appetizers
  • method Method: Crockpot
  • cuisine Cuisine: Asian


Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy sauce you’ll swoon over! An easy crockpot appetizer recipe you’ll devour in seconds!



  • 2.2 lbs. frozen meatballs
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam with preserves
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Optional: sesame seeds, chopped chives


  1. Add frozen meatballs to the crockpot.
  2. In a small bowl, add hoisin sauce, raspberry jam, rice wine vinegar, garlic cloves, ginger, red pepper flakes. Using a whisk, stir everything together.
  3. Pour sauce over the meatballs. Using a wooden spoon, gently toss the meatballs to cover them in the sauce.
  4. Cook on LOW for 2 hours.
  5. {optional} Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped chives.
  6. Serve!

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Asian Crockpot Meatballs covered in a sweet and spicy sauce you'll swoon over! An appetizer recipe you'll devour in seconds!



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29 Responses
  1. Kelly L

    These were delicious! I made them for an appetizer – wine pairing competition and tied for best pairing! I paired with a pinot noir (by The Pinot Project).

    The only thing I changed was to use 1/2 tsp ginger paste + 1/4 tsp ground ginger powder (because I originally thought it called for paste, but then realized I messed up, so I added some powder too).

    They were not too sweet, and the seeds from the raspberry preserves were barely noticeable. They cooked in 2 hours from frozen; this recipe was so easy! Thanks!!

  2. Amanda Sinsko

    Making these tonight! I am curious though, so these really cook in 2 hours on LOW? I’ve made frozen meatballs in the crockpot before and the recipe usually says 6+ hours on LOW.

  3. Kitty Deschanel

    I made this for a party last night and it was a huge success. The only change I made was to swap the raspberry jelly with pepper jelly because that’s what I had on hand, which gave it a nice not-too-hot spiciness. Thanks for a new favorite recipe! 🙂

  4. Mickey Swain

    Hi Krista,
    Thanks for the recipe for the crockpot Asian meatballs.
    Question….Will the recipe create enough sauce/juice to cover the meatballs, once its done? Do I need to double the sauce recipe to have enough sauce to dip bread in?


    1. Krista

      Hey Mickey,
      no it will not have enough sauce to cover the meatballs, the sauce soaks into the meatballs and it’s amazing! However if you want more sauce, double the recipe it will come close. Hope you enjoy!

    1. Krista

      nope, I just get them at the grocery store or at costco. Just make sure there are no added seasonings to it and you’re good to go. 🙂

  5. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie

    I need more easy party food ideas! These look fantastic. I’m not sure who is the guaranteed winner in my family but my brother loses every time!

    1. Krista

      Hmm… not sure. These only take about 2 hours in the crock pot. I’ve never used a pressure cooker before so I’m not sure how long it would take or if it would turn out. I’m sorry Diana!

  6. Cookin Canuck

    Okay, I have to admit that I’m that person that usually wins the games in my family, which is exactly why they don’t want to play with me anymore. 🙂 Rummy is my power game! If we ever have a game night again, I need to serve these meatballs. They looks so darn good.

    1. Krista

      haha… note to self … don’t play games with Dara. Or if I do, bring wine to cope with losing. 🙂 At least I’m winning at my appetizer game. hehe

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