Slow Cooker teriyaki meatballs is sweet and savory in every bite and so easy with just 4 ingredients. It is the perfect recipe for family dinner, parties, game day and more. 

We have the perfect recipe for family dinner, game day and more. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe is sweet and savory and easy with just 4 ingredients.

Crockpot Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe

This delicious recipe uses frozen fully cooked meatballs so it is incredibly simple. You just toss everything in the crockpot for a really tasty dinner idea.

The meatballs are tender and delicious from being slow cooked and have the best flavor. Each bite is just amazing.

You will love the teriyaki sauce blended with the brown sugar and pineapple. The sauce is thick and delicious and just so good!

meatballs in a crock pot with wooden spoon

How to make meatballs in crock pot:

You won’t find any complicated ingredients or instructions here. This recipe literally has only 4 ingredients and the crockpot does ALL the work.

Toss the meatballs and all the ingredients in the crockpot. Combine and cook on low. Easy!

Come home to dinner ready and waiting and your house will smell amazing.

If you are short on time but want a meal everyone will enjoy, this is a must try.

We have the perfect recipe for family dinner, game day and more. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe is sweet and savory and easy with just 4 ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • frozen fully cooked meatballs
  • Teriyaki Sauce (I used Kikkoman)
  • Pineapple tidbits-
  • brown sugar
  • green onions – sliced (optional)
meatballs in a crockpot with a wooden spoon

How to make crockpot teriyaki meatballs

First, add the frozen meatballs to the slow cooker. If you want to make Easy Meatball Recipe, We have an easy recipe that is amazing.

Then, pour the sauce ingredients (teriyaki sauce, pineapple, and brown sugar) into the crock pot.

Make sure the pineapple is not drained. You want all the pineapple juice in it to maximize the flavor.

Next, stir everything to combine it really well.

Just add the lid and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

I like to add sliced green onions on top but it’s optional. It gives the dish a nice pop of color. Sesame seeds also make a great garnishment.

What to serve with Teriyaki Meatballs

Tips for Easy Crockpot meatballs:

  • If you would like to thicken your sauce. take 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix with ½ cup of cold water. Whisk together and add to the crock pot in the last hour of cooking.
  • For a change, also try adding bell peppers to the crock pot mixture while cooking. Once I learned how to freeze peppers, It was a game changer.  It is so easy to just grab from the freezer and add to recipes like this.
  • You can use homemade teriyaki sauce if you prefer. Also, sometimes I add a little soy sauce in this teriyaki meatball recipe but that is just personal preference.
  • We have even added a little honey garlic flavor and it was delicious. We love trying new things and this is a great recipe.
  • Make sure to have a good crockpot to make this easy recipe. I like this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day.
  • Use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Try frozen meatballs in crockpot

You will be shocked how delicious this recipe is since we use frozen meatballs. We have enjoyed this for family dinner over rice and it was just so incredibly flavorful.

The combination of ingredients give the meatballs such good flavor that you will want to make this again and again.

Serve this slow cooker meatballs for parties.

Not only does this recipe make dinner time a breeze but they are great for parties. Whether you are hosting a birthday party or it is Game Day, these meatballs do not disappoint.

Grab some toothpicks for appetizers and easily serve these meatballs. Guest can grab and go and easily eat and socialize.

You could even serve these for baby showers and more. They are the perfect party food because the crock pot does all the work.

We love easy slow cooker teriyaki meatballs!

They are simple to make and easy to keep warm until ready to serve and enjoy. It can’t get any easier!

Since you use frozen meatballs instead of homemade meatballs, it is so quick and easy! The cooking time is minimum.

How to Store Teriyaki Meatballs

To store leftover teriyaki meatballs, place them in an air tight container.  If properly stored, cooked meatballs will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

How to Freeze Meatballs

Allow the teriyaki meatballs to cool completely. Place the cooked meal in a freezer bag or a freezer safe container. It will be safe to eat for 3 to 4 months in the freezer.  Do not re-freeze after thawing. 

You reheat in the crock pot, stove top, or in the microwave.

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Crock Pot Teriyaki Meatballs

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We have the perfect recipe for family dinner, game day and more. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Meatballs Recipe is sweet and savory and easy with just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 433
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 24 oz frozen fully cooked meatballs
  • 10 oz bottle Teriyaki Sauce I used Kikkoman
  • 20 oz can Pineapple tidbits not drained (You want all the pineapple juice.)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 green onions sliced (optional)

Instructions

  • Add frozen meatballs and pour the sauce consisting of  teriyaki sauce, pineapple, and brown sugar to the crock pot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on high heat for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  • Top with sliced green onions. Enjoy served over rice.

Recipe Notes

If you would like to thicken your sauce, take 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix with ½ cup cold water. Whisk together and add to the crock pot in the last hour of cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 433kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 22g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 81mg, Sodium 1878mg, Potassium 572mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 29g, Vitamin A 85IU, Vitamin C 10.4mg, Calcium 53mg, Iron 2.2mg

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