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Slow Cooker Korean Meatballs

Tender juicy, sweet and spicy Slow Cooker Korean Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing rich sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for!  Perfect stress-free, make-ahead appetizer for New Year's Eve or Game Day or these meatballs make a delicious, easy meal with rice and veggies!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 60 meatballs



  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 22 saltine crackers, crushed (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup dry minced onion
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp EACH salt, garlic pwdr, onion pwder, ginger pwdr
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Sweet and Spicy Korean Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, add all of the Korean Sauce Ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • 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.
  • 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.


*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.