Slow Cooker Korean Meatballs
    Servings Prep Time
    60meatballs 30minutes
    Cook Time
    Servings Prep Time
    60meatballs 30minutes
    Cook Time
    Tender juicy, sweet and spicy Slow cooker Korean Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect appetizer or delicious, easy meal with rice!
    • 2pounds lean ground beef
    • 2 eggs
    • 22 saltine crackers, crushed(approx. 1 cup)
    • 1/3cup dry minced onion
    • 1/3cup milk
    • 1tsp EACH salt, garlic pwdr, onion pwder, ginger pwdr
    • 1/4teaspoon pepper
    Sweet and Spicy Korean Sauce
    • 110 oz. jar seedless blackberry preserves(1 cup)
    • 1/2cup hoisin sauce
    • 3tablespoons Gochujang
    • 1/4cup red wine vinegar
    • 2tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 1/2tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/2tsp EACH ginger pwdr, garlic pwdr, onion pwdr
    • 1/4teaspoon pepper
    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, add eggs and gently whisk. Add all remaining Meatball Ingredients and mix until well combined. Roll meat mixture into desired meatball size*. Place meatballs onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned.
    3. Meanwhile, add all of the Korean Sauce Ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
    4. Line the bottom of your slow cooker with a thin layer of the Korean Sauce. Add a layer of meatballs, drizzle with some more Sauce, then remaining meatballs followed by the remaining Sauce.
    5. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours, gently stirring an hour after cooking. When done, taste and stir in additional Gochujang if desired for more sweet heat. Keep warm until serving.
    Recipe Notes

    *Makes approximately 60 meatballs using 1″ cookie scoop or heaping 1 tablespoon.

    **Both Hoisin Sauce and Gochujang can be found in the Asian section of any grocery store.  I recommend googling, “Annie Chun’s Go·Chu·Jang” so you can easily spot it.  If you can’t find it, you can order it on Amazon.