• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 20

Pineapple Barbecue Sauce Meatballs

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 Ingredients List

  • For the Meatballs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion , finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • For the Sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (use your favorite brand)


Combine the ground beef, diced onion, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and egg.
Mix until thoroughly combined.
Shape mixture into about 20 meatballs.
Melt the butter in a large pan; when it starts to brown, add the meatballs.
Cook over medium heat, about 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently using a wooden spoon.
Remove meatballs from pan.
Drain butter.
Return pan to heat and add in the meatballs.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together pineapple juice and barbecue sauce.
Pour barbecue sauce over meatballs.
Bring mixture to a boil; turn down to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat.
Arrange meatballs on a plate.
Pour sauce over the meatballs and serve.

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