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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Everyone needs a good meatball recipe and these slow cooker spicy meatballs are delicious!

Whether you love sweet and spicy meatballs for an appetizer or want to use them in a meal, these are easy to make and definitely yummy.

Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs in Sauce

Use beef or turkey meatballs and add a delicious sauce using honey, sriracha and soy sauce for that perfectly balanced flavor.

I love to top them with green onions and sesame seeds too. So good!

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs Shopping List

Below are the items you will need to make the meatballs.

I use my Crockpot for these so they have lots of time to simmer and let the flavors merge.

You will need:

  • Frozen fully cooked beef meatballs (or turkey)
  • Light brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Jalapeno ketchup
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic, minced
  • Green onions or chopped cilantro, optional
hand holding a meatball on a toothpick with sauce and green onion garnish

What to Serve with Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Meatballs make a great addition to any buffet next to a charcuterie board or on your game day table, and they are so good to snack on.

That said, if you want to make them into a meal, here are a few ways to serve them.

  • Over rice – white rice makes a great base for these meatballs and balances out that extra kick! I make mine in the Instant Pot and it’s perfect every time!
  • With green beans or broccoli – throw in some fresh veggies during the last 20-30 minutes of cooking and enjoy!
  • In a bun – steam up some rolls or get fancy and make some Bao Buns for a dinner that is sure to please.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Meatballs on plate

Don’t forget dessert! Finish off with a delicious fudge brownie or slice of heavenly pound cake!

You can thank me later.

How to make Sweet and Spicy Meatballs in a Slow Cooker

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Andrea Updyke
Delicious sweet and spicy meatballs are a great appetizer but they make a great meal too! Serve with green beans over rice and top with green onions for a hearty dinner.
4.67 from 3 votes

Be sure to check out my tips and tricks in the post. Scroll up to read!

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 165 kcal


  • 2 pounds frozen fully cooked beef meatballs
  • 1 ⁄2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ⁄4 cup honey
  • 1 cup jalapeno ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 ⁄4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Green onions or cilantro optional


  • Place meatballs in a 4 quart slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, honey, ketchup, sriracha, soy sauce and garlic until combined.
  • Pour the sauce over the frozen meatballs and toss to fully coat the meatballs.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve garnished with sliced green onions or chopped cilantro over rice or alone as an appetizer


Serving: 8gCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 757mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24g

Nutrition information is estimated. For the most accurate info, always doublecheck with your ingredients.

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