Famous Meatballs


These pineapple meatballs are a favorite for any occasion. I made 14 pounds of meatballs for my sister's graduation party, and I only had 1 medium container left. My mother made sloppy joes, and needless to say, they had a lot of leftovers because everyone loved these meatballs. Guaranteed favorite!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 (13.25 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 (3 pound) bag frozen cooked meatballs, thawed


  1. Pour pineapple chunks with juice into a saucepan. Mix in green bell pepper, brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and lemon juice; stir until sugar and cornstarch dissolve.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  3. Place meatballs in a slow cooker; pour pineapple mixture over meatballs.

  4. Cook on Medium for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

611 Calories
29g Fat
46g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 611
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 587mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 774mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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