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.
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!
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.
For more meatball recipes, check out:
Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs recipe
- 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 cup Canned Crushed Pineapple (undrained)
- 16 oz Meatballs
- Add barbecue sauce and crushed pineapple to a medium pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- 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.
- Serve immediately. ENJOY!
For homemade meatballs, check out this recipe: