Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs

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These slow cooker teriyaki meatballs are a great appetizer and would be perfect to serve at your upcoming Super Bowl party.  You can also serve these as a main dish over rice too. However you choose to serve them, they will be a hit.

This begins with frozen precooked meatballs. You can use your own if you prefer. I like the Kirkland brand ones that you can get at Costco.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs | realmomkitchen.com

Next, you mix together the sauce ingredients. This includes usual ingredients found in teriyaki sauce – soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, ginger, garlic. It also includes a little seasame oil. This adds a great depth of flavor to the sauce. Honey adds some extra sweetness. You can slo add in some red pepper flakes for a little added heat if you like that.

Green opnion ans sesame seeds are a great added garnish to finish off this dish. It not only makes the dish look beautiful and finished, but all adds flavor that makes the dish have a fresh element.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs | realmomkitchen.com

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs | realmomkitchen.com

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Course Appetizer and Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings as a main dish


  • 2 dozen precooked frozen meatballs
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • cup beef broth
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1-2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • sesame seeds and diced green onion optional garnish


  • Add the meatballs to a lightly greased slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, add the remaining ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
  • Pour sauce over meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until sauce bubbles and thickens. To speed up thickening, you can turn the slow cooker to high for the last hour of cooking.
  • If serving as an appetizer, top with garnishes if desired. To serve as a main dish, serve over hot cooked rice and then top with garnishes if desired.
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