A can of crushed pineapple blended into these meatballs creates a taste-tempting treat. The sweet and tangy glaze is irresistible.

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4 dozen


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place pineapple and 2 tablespoons juice in a bowl (set the remaining juice aside for glaze). Add the egg, bread crumbs and pepper to pineapple; mix well. Add sausage and beef; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls; place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.

  • Bake, uncovered, at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.

  • In a large skillet, combine glaze ingredients and reserved pineapple juice. Add meatballs. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer and stir for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.


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Nutrition Facts

563 calories; protein 19.1g; carbohydrates 32.1g; fat 40.1g; cholesterol 133.3mg; sodium 686.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

Rating: 5 stars
These meatballs are killer! I made them with ground turkey and turkey sausage and they were delicious. They were quite tangy due to the amount of vinegar so I added more pinapple juice along with some more crushed pineapple and brown sugar to the glaze, which was more of a sauce when I was done and they were perfect. I served them from a crockpot set to low and my guests gobbled them up. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Totally flavorful,..maybe even a bit too much. The taste was so intense no one could eat more than two or three. They are almost too tangy. I followed the recipe exactley, but doubled it to make enough for all of my guests. There were some left over at the end of the night. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this as written, except that I added a little bit of garlic powder to the meatball mixture and to the glaze. I made this for dinner last night with a guest coming, and my husband and our friend both raved (I am a vegetarian, but it smelled great). I served them over rice with a bit of the glaze spooned on top. With soup or a salad, it's a complete meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
very flavorful, easy to make. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Not quite what I was expecting, but flavorful none the less. The only change I made was~I added extra pepper~and I like the extra little kick that gives. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicous! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy and simply delicious, but I would double the recipe for a party. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
though i thought the ingredients sounded good, the flavor was actually kinda odd. i don't think i'd make them again. not bad, not great. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
These are not good as meatballs. I am going to make it as a meatloaf next time, and add a bit more breadcrumbs cuz these were falling apart. Also I will add something else to the sauce but I havent figured out what. I will put the meatloaf in the crockpot and cook the same way I cook my "melt in your mouth" meatloaf Read More