Pineapple Meatballs

If you love pineapple and you love meatballs, then these pineapple meatballs are for you! With the World Series about to begin, and the amount of gatherings that happen on any given Sunday, this is an appetizer that you are sure to love, along with your guests. It’s not difficult to make and is very versatile. These little meatballs could even be served at a luau. They definitely will be gobbled up almost as soon as they are placed on the table. Well, at our house, they were gobbled up right from the pan.


This delicious appetizer can be made the day before and reheated just before serving which makes it easier to get ready for the big game or whatever you have planned. These meatballs have an array of flavors, both sweet and sour, so get ready for a delicious little treat.


I used crushed pineapple in this recipe, but the chunk pineapple is just as tasty. So, give these a try! You will be glad you did.


Try these pineapple meatballs today

Pineapple Meatballs


Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 45 mins

Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


For the Meatballs

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

For the Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 Tbps vinegar
  • 3 tsp corn starch
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple in syrup chunk or crushed (reserve syrup)


For the Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, add all eight ingredients together and mix well.
  • Form into small meatballs.
  • Place meatballs on cookie sheet and cook for 20 minutes.

For the Sauce

  • In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion, green pepper and salt.
  • Cook until tender, drain oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine ketchup and vinegar, mix well.
  • Add to skillet.
  • In a small bowl, combine reserved pineapple syrup and cornstarch, mix well.
  • Add to skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture thickens.
  • Stir in pineapple chunks, or crushed pineapple, and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add meatballs and cook until heated through.
  • Put into a serving bowl, garnish with green onions, and serve.


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