Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

These meatballs can be doubled in size or even halved for hors d’oeuvres.

Serve over steamed rice and garnish with cilantro or green onions.



2 lb (907 g) ground turkey
1/2 cup (125 mL) dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup (125 mL) water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and diced
3 green onions, diced
3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp (15 mL) sodium-reduced soy sauce
2 tsp (10 mL) sesame oil
1 egg

1-1/2 cups (375 mL) pineapple juice
1 cup (250 mL) bottled strained tomatoes
1/4 cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar
2 tsp (10 mL) sodium-reduced soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch


In large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, water chestnuts, green onions, cilantro, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil and egg. Shape by 2 tbsp into balls; place in slow cooker.Sauce: Whisk together pineapple juice, strained tomatoes, brown sugar and soy sauce; pour over meatballs.

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Whisk cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water until smooth; whisk into slow cooker. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Info

approx. per serving

  • cal292
  • pro22g
  • total fat12g
  • sat. fat3g
  • carb24g
  • fibre1g
  • chol113mg
  • sodium348mg
  • %RDI-
  • calcium5%
  • iron21%
  • vit A2%
  • vit C15%


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