These tasty pineapple meatballs are easy to make and incredibly delicious! They’re a hit for the whole family!

Simple and delicious – this is my kind of meal!

We all love meatballs around our house and this new version I found on Blog Chef did not disappoint.

They were fabulous and are now relegated to the ranks of “make often!”

meatballs and pineapple chunks on a bed of rice

The main plus is that my kids gobbled them up (not to mention my husband and me). Fantastic!

A few notes on the recipe – You can halve the recipe and it will work great. In addition, if you only have a small can of pineapple and have less juice than you need, just make up the difference with water and it will still taste fabulous.

What to Serve With This:

Baked Brown Rice
Steamed veggies like broccoli or peas
Spinach Strawberry Salad with Homemade Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

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Pineapple Meatballs

4.45 stars (86 ratings)

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Sauce:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ¾ cups pineapple juice, reserved from pineapple tidbits – use water to make up the difference if you don’t have enough reserved juice
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pineapple tidbits

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Make the meatballs by combining all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into about 1” meatballs.
  • Brown Meatballs in a non-stick frying pan and drain on paper towels (or if you want to save time brown in the oven on a cookie sheet while you’re making the sauce).
  • Make the sauce by combining cornstarch and brown sugar in a sauce pan. Then add 1 ¾ cup pineapple juice and blend until the mixture is smooth. Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and stir. Simmer uncovered on medium low until thickened (about 8 minutes – mine only took about 4 minutes to thicken).
  • In a casserole dish pour sauce over meatballs and add pineapple tidbits. Lightly mix meatballs until they are coated with the sauce. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked.
Serving: 1 Serving, Calories: 524kcal, Carbohydrates: 66g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 174mg, Sodium: 875mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 53g
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Recipe Source: Blog Chef