"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!" — loves2bake
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1 (13.25 ounce) can
pineapple chunks in juice
green bell pepper, sliced
1 (3 pound) bag
frozen cooked meatballs, thawed
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 written. It worked great for me. Using a smaller can of pineapple would result in less sauce since you are depending on the juice from the can so I would opt for the larger can. I would also make sure not to use an Italian frozen meatball. I don't think the flavors would meld with this at all. I used Aidells Chicken Meatballs in the Teriyaki & Pineapple flavor that I get at Costco which come in a 2.25 lb package. These were absolutely the perfect meatball for this recipe if you can find them. I also subbed an orange bell since it is what I had on hand. I think using different colors would make for a nice presentation. Very good! Oh, and make sure to use fresh lemon juice, even though it isn't called out. It's got to be fresh.
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 same results, in Dec when we are invited to many parties where we are to take dishes, my husband and I make hundreds of meatballs and freeze them. Then we just bake the amt we need, put them in the crock pot w/ the sauce and we're good to go. The crock pot is practically licked clean!!!Thanks for your eaiser version
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 used freeze dried green peppers from my home grocery store so I am ready to make this meal anytime with simple ingredients I always have!
I followed the recipe exactly and they were a hit. My family loved them. Even the hard to please 5 year old asked for seconds.
EVERYONE at my sons' grad party LOVED these
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 in 100% juice and the 2nd batch with pineapple in heavy syrup and that tasted better. (Used 20 oz cans each time) Will make again.
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 it a meal... very good!
Made exactly as written, perfect Super Bowl Sunday lunch!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 263
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