Slow Cooker Asian Meatballs

Slow Cooker Asian Meatballs. Loaded with flavor and sprinkled with sesame seeds for the ultimate protein-packed Asian bite! Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make it a meal. This is the perfect appetizer for tailgating! These delicious meatballs are low carb and can easily be made gluten-free.

Looking for more delicious meatball recipes? Try my Salisbury Steak Meatballs or my Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs!

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I love meatballs! They are so easy to make, versatile, and can be made in advance for quick weeknight meals that the whole family will love – kids too!

These Crockpot Asian Meatballs are smothered in a homemade Asian sesame sauce. They have a little heat, but if you want a bit of extra spice add in some crushed red pepper flakes or Sriracha. The Asian style meatballs are sweet with a bit of tang, and the added heat would be amazing!

Cooking with a Slow Cooker is one of my absolute favorite ways to make a meal. Throw everything together and let it work its magic. These Asian pork meatballs take just 2 hours to cook in the slow cooker and can be made in advance and kept warm if you are serving them at a party. This Asian meatball recipe is the perfect appetizer for tailgating and football season.

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Ingredients

The full ingredient list and measurements are listed in the printable recipe below.

Meatballs

  • Meat: I used an equal mixture of ground pork and beef, but you could easily substitute the beef for turkey or chicken to make them a little lighter.
  • Panko breadcrumbs: This is used as a binder. Gluten-free breadcrumbs will also work well!
  • Eggs: Also used as a binder. Eggs also add extra protein and fat to help you feel full.
  • Herbs: I added garlic and chives to take the flavor up a notch, but the real flavor is in the meatball sauce!

Asian meatball sauce

  • Sesame oil: Sesame oil adds so much flavor to this sauce! It’s my favorite part!
  • Sweet chili sauce: This brings in a touch of heat and sweetness.
  • Soy sauce: For flavor and saltiness! I used low sodium soy sauce, but feel free to use regular.
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar really brings all of the flavors together, and makes the sauce thick and sticky. So good!

How to make the best Slow Cooker Asian Meatballs

  • Make & brown the meatballs: Add the beef, pork, eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic, and chives to a large bowl and then mix the ingredients together until they are just mixed. Don’t over mix! Then brown the meatballs in a super hot skillet before adding them to the slow cooker. This adds tons of flavor and gives them a nice caramelization on the outside.
  • Make the Asian meatball sauce: While the meatballs are browning in the skillet I like to whisk together my sauce. Throw all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. You can even do this straight in the slow cooker for less clean up later. 
  • Cook: Add everything to the slow cooker and let it cook on low for 2 hours. That’s it!

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Can I use a different meat in this slow cooker Asian meatball recipe?

Sure! I used 1lb of ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork, but feel free to sub one of them for either ground turkey or ground chicken.

Are these Asian style meatballs low carb?

Yes! For 6 meatballs (1/4 of the recipe) there are 12g net carbs. You could even fit these into a keto diet if you keep the carbs in the side dishes low. Check out some options listed below!

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Can I make these Crockpot Asian Meatballs gluten-free?

Yes! Use gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs, and also make sure your soy sauce is gluten-free. Regular soy sauce contains wheat, but most grocery stores carry gluten-free options.

What to serve with Slow Cooker Asian Meatballs

This Asian meatball recipe is great on its own as an appetizer, but to make it a meal here are a few side dish suggestions:

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Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Meatballs

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24 meatballs
Super Tender Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Meatballs. Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make it a meal! Perfect appetizer for tailgating!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons chives (green and white parts) chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • sliced green onions for garnish if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired

Instructions

  • Add ground beef, pork, eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic and chives to a large bowl.
  • With your hand or a spoon mix to combine. Do not overmix.
  • Roll into 24 meatballs.
  • Heat a large skillet with oil. Add the meatballs and brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side. You do not want to cook the meatballs just brown them.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sweet chili sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Set aside.
  • Add the browned meatballs to the slow cooker and top with the soy sauce mixture.
  • Cook on low for 2 hours. Stir gently a couple of times making sure not to break up the meatballs.
  • Serve with green onions and sesame seeds for garnish, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 31IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Easy Crockpot Recipes, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Ground Beef Recipes, Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Meatballs

 

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