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We love this pineapple meatball recipe!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ground beef, onion, egg, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Use a cookie scoop to shape into meatballs.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning often, until browned and no longer pink in the centers, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove meatballs from the skillet and drain oil, reserving 1 1/2 tablespoons of drippings.

  • Drain pineapple chunks from the can, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. Add enough additional pineapple juice to make 1 1/2 cups total.

  • Combine pineapple juice, sugar, 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vinegar, soy sauce, and remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch in a bowl; mix well. Stir into drippings in the skillet.

  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Add meatballs, pineapple chunks, and bell peppers. Cook until thoroughly heated, coating well, about 5 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Cook's Note:

We eat a lot of venison, and ground venison can easily replace the ground beef in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 16.2g; carbohydrates 57.9g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 78.3mg; sodium 575.6mg. Full Nutrition