Pineapple Glazed Meatballs – A quick, and easy baked meatballs covered in a pineapple sauce.Definitely juicy and bursting flavor.
If you were to ask me, growing up, what were my favorite party foods, cocktail meatballs would likely be at the top of the list- they were always present at the parties, I attended. But for some reason, as an adult, I have not been making these as much.Lets just say I grew out of it, until recently. It is one of my son’s favorite food and is on the menu very often in different disguises.
I don’t mind making it so often because they are so easy to put together- just combine the ingredients in a food processor, blend add the other spices, mix and bake.
Compare to the fried meatballs, these are healthier, more convenient, no hovering over the stove and extremely tender. Plus if you cooking for a crowd it really helps saves time- You can make a big batch and no turning required .
There are two ways to serve this up. Remove from the oven and pair with this spicy sauce, which is how I serve them. However, recently I started making a pineapple barbecue sauce to go with it and love it too.
In this recipe, you can use only ground beef. However, half pork and half beef make for the MOST flavorful and juicy meatball.
Pineapple Glazed Meatballs
- 1 pound ground meat 1/2 pound beef and half pork
- 1-2 sliced bread cut in little pieces (about 28 grams)
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ tsp. salt or more adjust to suit taste buds
- ¼ teaspoon bouillon powder or replace with salt
- ¼ tablespoon chopped parsley
- ¼ small onion
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
- 1-2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/ 2 teaspoon minced hot pepper or cayenne pepper
Pineapple Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 cup Canned Crushed Pineapple
- 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
- Add milk, bread, onions, garlic and parsley in a food processor, pulse several times until blend.
- In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, white pepper, cayenne pepper, and onion blend.
- Lightly mix the meatballs with your hands and shape into balls about 16 balls - do not over mix. Store, covered, in refrigerator until needed.
- Line a baking pan with foil; top with a wire rack. Arrange meatballs out in a single layer. While the meatballs are baking oil will slowly drip to the bottom of the baking pan.
- Bake meatballs until cooked through or browned, about 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Pineapple Barbecue Sauce
- While the meatballs are baking, add crushed pineapple and barbecue sauce in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes- stirring occasionally.
- Dip each meatball individually (using a toothpick) in the sauce mixture. Or pour the sauce over the meatballs and serve.
Tips & Notes:
- In this recipe, you can use only ground beef. However, half pork and half beef make for the MOST flavorful and juicy meatball.