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Pineapple Meatballs (Crockpot)

by Heather

Cooler weather calls for crockpot meals.  Warmer weather means grilling.  We’re kind of in a transition here, mixing warm sunny days in the upper 60s-70s with rain filling days in the 40s-50s.  On those warmer days all I want to do is BBQ and sit outside.  But when it’s rainy all I want is to eat a warm meal and cuddle on the couch.

So until it’s full on nice summery weather here I’ll be enjoying more crockpot recipes.

These meatballs were spot on in flavor, simple to throw together and ready when I got home.  I served with brown jasmine rice cooked in chicken broth and brussel sprouts on the side.

The meatballs kept their form really well during the 8 hours of slow cooking.  I imagine you could double the recipe and make a larger batch if you’re serving more than 4 people.

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Pineapple Meatballs

These meatballs were spot on in flavor, simple to throw together and ready when I got home.  I served with brown jasmine rice cooked in chicken broth and brussel sprouts on the side.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot meal, meatballs
Servings: 4 people
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup green onion diced
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine the beef, egg, oats and green onion.  Mix until everything is combined.
  • Pour a little bit of the pineapple onto the bottom of the crockpot.  Form the mixture into 8 meatballs and place in the crockpot.  Pour the remaining pineapple over the meatballs and cook on low for 8 hours.  Serve over rice, noodles or even on their own!
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Pineapple Meatballs (Crockpot)
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup green onion, diced
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple

Directions

  1. In a bowl combine the beef, egg, oats and green onion.  Mix until everything is combined.
  2. Pour a little bit of the pineapple onto the bottom of the crockpot.  Form the mixture into 8 meatballs and place in the crockpot.  Pour the remaining pineapple over the meatballs and cook on low for 8 hours.  Serve over rice, noodles or even on their own!

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Alaina May 9, 2011 - 6:50 am

Ooh, I love meatballs with fruit! Especially pineapple. 🙂

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Get Healthy with Heather May 9, 2011 - 4:09 pm

They go perfectly together 🙂

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Nicole, RD May 9, 2011 - 7:06 am

Those sound so flavorful!

I agred – the weather can’t quite make up its mind and my meals reflect that! I hope today’s warmer weather is here to stay!

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Get Healthy with Heather May 9, 2011 - 4:09 pm

That would be nice. I think after tomorrow we’re back to rain 🙁

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Faith May 9, 2011 - 8:25 am

I’ve been craving meatballs for a while now and this recipe came just in time. I love the addition of fruits with the meatballs, I think it makes it tasrte even better.

Have a great week ahead.

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Get Healthy with Heather May 9, 2011 - 4:08 pm

I’m craving them now again!

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janetha @ meals & moves May 9, 2011 - 11:13 am

Making these ASAP. Thanks!

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Erica May 9, 2011 - 11:36 am

What a great idea! I’m making this next week ( I need to use up my onion packet!!)

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Get Healthy with Heather May 9, 2011 - 4:08 pm

Hope you guys like em!

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Allie May 9, 2011 - 1:56 pm

I love strange recipes that seem like they will be weird but end up amazing! YAY! I eat crock pot dinners and soups in July haha LOVE IT! 🙂

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 9, 2011 - 2:09 pm

That is so awesome!!!! I love using the crockpot! It saves so much time! You just throw everything in and Viola! 🙂 I love that you used Pineapple! I never would have thought of that!

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marla May 9, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Hi Heather! Love the idea of the savory meatballs with sweet pineapple. Gotta try this recipe 🙂

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 10, 2011 - 3:47 pm

These look excellent! I love the pineapple addition!

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Get Healthy with Heather May 11, 2011 - 3:53 am

Thanks Matt!

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Roz May 10, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Thanks for this yummy looking recipe. So simple, but sooo satisfying I’m sure. Have a great day.

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