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Famous Meatballs


"These meatballs are a favorite for any occasion. I made 14 pounds of meatballs for my sister's graduation party and I only had 1 medium container left over. My mother made sloppy joes and needless to say they had a lot left over because everyone loved these meatballs. Guaranteed favorite!"
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2 h 20 m servings 611 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 611 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 29.2 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 189 mg
  • 63%
  • Sodium:
  • 587 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Pour pineapple chunks with juice into a saucepan. Stir green bell pepper, brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and lemon juice through the pineapple chunks until sugar and cornstarch dissolve.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place meatballs into slow cooker crock; pour pineapple mixture over meatballs.
  4. Cook on Medium for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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I liked this recipe but have a few comments on amounts listed. My store does not carry 13.25 ounce cans of pineapple chunks. I used the 20 ounce size but kept all the other sauce ingredients as ...

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I'm giving this two stars because it wasn't terrible. But, to be honest, I was very disappointed. Maybe doubling the sauce would help, but I made no changes to this recipe and it turned out lac...

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I liked this recipe but have a few comments on amounts listed. My store does not carry 13.25 ounce cans of pineapple chunks. I used the 20 ounce size but kept all the other sauce ingredients as ...

I use this same recipe(minus the lemon juice for my sweet and sour sauce, but pour it over meatballs that I make that have a small amt of ginger in them to give a unique taste. I have had the sa...

SOOO good! I love that this recipes gets its "tang" from the pineapple and lemon rather than vinegar. So easy too! Just what I was looking for! It would be good with chicken as well. I also use...

I used this recipe for a social potluck and card party for about 20 people. They raved about these meatballs and by the time it was over they were all gone! I've been requested to make them agai...

This is excellent!! I use a 20oz can of pineapple chunks with about 1.75 lb of frozen gluten-free meatballs then add a bag of frozen stir-fry blend veggies. So delicious!! I have made this twice...

Very good flavor but toward the end I had to make another batch of the sauce and add that because it just needed more to coat the meatballs for more flavor. Also, first batch I used pineapple i...

Definitely delicious sauce and super easy. I followed another reviewer's advice (Valerie's kitchen) and used the aidell's frozen chicken teriyaki meatballs and was disappointed. they turned out ...

Quick to prepare and tasted great. I was afraid it may be too sweet when I made the sauce but it was perfect. I used the larger sized meatballs so the next day, I served it over rice and made ...

What a simple, fun recipe! Although not from scratch like I prefer, it was a great choice for a last-minute party dish. I fixed it exactly as described and everyone loved it! The next time I ...