Famous Meatballs23 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 2 hr 10 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 20 min
“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!” - by loves2bake
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- 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.
- Bring the mixture to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 10 minutes.
- Place meatballs into slow cooker crock; pour pineapple mixture over meatballs.
- Cook on Medium for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 611 cal
- 29.2 g
- 46.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (23)Rate This Recipe
"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 writte..." See moren. 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 res..." See moreults, 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 free..." See moreze dried green peppers from my home grocery store so I am ready to make this meal anytime with simple ingredients I always have!"
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