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Tropical BBQ Meatballs

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"BBQ meatballs with a mango/pineapple twist."
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1 h 30 m servings 435
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Puree mango chunks using an electric blender or food processor.
  3. Place ground beef in a large mixing bowl; add bread crumbs, garlic, soup mix, adobo, thyme, ginger, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Add eggs, followed by pureed mango; mix again. Shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and no longer pink in the centers, about 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, mix barbeque sauce, mango, pineapple, sugar, soy sauce, mustard, and cinnamon for sauce together in a medium mixing bowl.
  6. Remove meatballs from the oven and drain excess oil/grease. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Pour sauce over meatballs and return to the oven.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use fresh or frozen and thawed mango chunks, and either fresh or canned pineapple chunks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 435 calories; 15.8 50.5 22.4 117 1502 Full nutrition

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Wow. The meatballs are filled With delicious flavor The cooking aroma was enticing. The pineapple mango bbq sauce has a little “zing” to it. Just Enough to enhance the taste experience.