Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs

Appetizers · March 30, 2018

These Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs use just 3 ingredients – barbecue sauce, frozen meatballs, and crushed pineapple. They are perfect as an appetizer recipe for parties and get togethers or even a side dish for dinner.

Pineapple Meatballs

Pineapple Meatballs

You guys know how much I love food, right?! As much I love to eat, there are certain foods I haven’t enjoyed. One of those recipes is for meatballs. Crazy, right?! Fortunately, I’ve grown out of these childish, picky ways and have recently fallen in love with meatballs. What was I thinking before?! I’m thinking I had tried a bad version long ago and had decided all meatballs were bad. I’m so happy that things have changed and have now made different versions of this yummy appetizer over the past year, including today’s recipe for BBQ Pineapple Meatballs.

Today’s meatball recipe happens to be a new one we tried from Kraft that is now a favorite. I spotted the recipe in one of their magazines and it looked too easy and delicious NOT to try. I’m happy to report that they are beyond simple and SO tasty!! In fact, we liked them so much that the hubby and I ate most of them in one sitting. It’s bad, I know. You can enjoy these meatballs for dinner or can enjoy them as a side dish or appetizer. They’d be great for parties and get togethers as well. Just add toothpicks to them and let everyone chow down!

Barbecue Meatballs

Barbecue Meatballs

Adding the pineapples to these Barbecue Pineapples enhances the sweet and salty flavor you find with regular BBQ Meatballs. If you aren’t as much a fan of the sweet and spicy, you can omit the pineapple chunks, but trust me when I say they add so much flavor. We love to use Sweet Baby Ray’s but if you’re looking for a homemade version, we love Ree’s. And if you’d rather make Homemade Meatballs which are even tastier (instead of the frozen ones), try THIS RECIPE.

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Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs recipe

These Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs use just 3 ingredients - barbecue sauce, frozen meatballs, and crushed pineapple. They are perfect as an appetizer recipe for parties and get togethers or even a side dish for dinner.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Canned Crushed Pineapple (undrained)
  • 16 oz Meatballs
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Add barbecue sauce and crushed pineapple to a medium pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

  2. Add meatballs and stir until all coated. Bring to boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes if meatballs are thawed or for 14-16 minutes if meatballs are frozen.

  3. Serve immediately. ENJOY!

For homemade meatballs, check out this recipe:

Easy Homemade Meatballs

Easy & Delicious Homemade Meatballs recipe - Way better than store bought and easy too! Ground beef mixed with parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, milk, and eggs. These are perfect alone or mixed in with pasta!

BBQ & Pineapple Meatballs

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    Liz

    Yum – thank you.

    Liz

    Sure looks yummy. Thanks Kristyn.

    Norma

    I just made this for a cocktail get together happening this evening. I cut up some green pepper also because I needed to use it. I am very pleased. It is a yummy recipe and look forward to hearing what my friends have to say. It cannot get any easier than this recipe. I used the “Sweet Baby Ray’ Sweet & Spicy” sauce.

    Thanks, love Pintrest

      Lil' Luna

      Awesome!! I hope they enjoy them!! Thanks so much for letting me know and trying these delicious meatballs!!

    Daphine

    I can’t wait to try these. I have been looking for any easy food to prepare for my 50th birthday party. Thanks!!

      Lil' Luna

      These would be perfect for a party!! Hope everyone loves them! Have fun!

    Karen

    Will this work in a crock pot? I want to do these for a pot luck, but need to crock pot them. It sounds delish and a nice break from the grape jelly one that everyone makes.

      Lil' Luna

      I personally haven’t tried yet. I bet they would work. If you try doing that, I would love to know how they turn out! Thank you!

      Rhonda

      Yes, I made them in the crockpot. They were awesome. I cooked them on low for about 6 hours.

        Lil' Luna

        Thank you Rhonda for sharing that!

        Arleen

        Thanks for returning and letting us know!

    Jean McDowell

    I would also like to use the crockpot

      Lil' Luna

      You definitely could! I haven’t tried yet, but I bet they’d be great!

    Rhonda

    I cooked these in a crockpot for about 6 hours on low. They were amazing!

    Heather

    OMG,
    MADE THESE IN MY SLOW COOKER USED PINEAPPLE CHUNCKS THEY WERE A HIT, THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT!
    WILL MAKE THESE AGAIN FOR MY BROTHERS OVER THE HILL B-DAY PARTY🤡

      Lil' Luna

      Yay!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Glad they are a hit 🙂

        Arleen

        Chunks are a great idea and maybe some green pepper, onion

        Wish i had of thought of that. Mine are cooking in the stove

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