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

meatballs and pineapple chunks on a bed of rice

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!”

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

Pineapple Meatballs

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour



  • 2 lbs 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


  • 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 oz) can pineapple tidbits


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.

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Recipe Source: Blog Chef