OMG! Sambal® Crock Pot Party Meatballs in Sweet Sambal Sauce

December 29 2021 – Holly Ong

OMG! Sambal® Crock Pot Party Meatballs in Sweet Sambal Sauce

OMG! Sambal® Crock Pot Party Meatballs in Sweet Sambal Sauce

Snack party food should be in a genre all by itself. Every time I look at this picture I get hungry. When you see a crock pot of juicy meatballs in a savory and sticky-sweet sauce on the snack table, you know it’s gonna be a good time, but this easy party food is a winner even if you’re avoiding crowds — just serve the meatballs with rice and call it a meal!

Makes 64 tiny meatballs

Note: This recipe also works really well with store-bought mini sausages (aka “little smokies”); you can also sub your favorite vegan ground meat for the ground beef and pork, or skip that step altogether and use pre-made meatballs. If you’re using frozen meatballs, just skip to step 3.

ANOTHER NOTE: You can also cook these on the stovetop — just simmer the meatballs over low heat for 15 minutes after roasting and then transfer to a chafing dish or fondue pot to keep them warm.



½ lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef or bison
1 egg
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp soy sauce
¼ cup minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp ground black pepper

OMG! Sambal in Sweet Sambal Sauce
⅓ cup Sibeiho OMG! sambal

1 cup barbecue sauce
¼ cup honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 350o and line two rimmed baking sheets with foil.
  2. Mix the meatball ingredients until combined, then form into ¾-inch meatballs. (This is way easier if you use a 1 tablespoon-size portioner.) Place the meatballs on the baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the sauce ingredients to the slow cooker, then add the meatballs, taking care to make sure they’re evenly coated. Cook on low heat for 5 hours, then serve with cocktail picks or toothpicks.

Collab Credits: Heather Anderson with Sibeiho