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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs

by Laura

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.

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.

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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as a main dish 1x


  • 2 dozen precooked, frozen meatballs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 12 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • sesame seeds and diced green onion, optional garnish


  1. Add the meatballs to a lightly greased slow cooker.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the remaining ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Category: Appetizer and Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian
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