Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Crockpot Hawaiian Meatballs

Homemade is  always the best and great, however there are those times when we really get busy. I like having cooked pre made meatballs in our freezer..for those crazy busy days or just those " I don't really feel like cooking" .

For this recipe , I used Costco's Italian meatballs. It is a huge bag ( more of like a sack) of course but  you can make a variety of quick and easy meals out of that bag. This is one of the yummy recipes I made with it..

3 lbs packaged of precooked, frozen meatballs
1 15oz can of unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained BUT saving the juice
1 cup sliced green bell pepper
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup white vinegar
* Sauce will be runny and that is okay. You can use cornstarch to thicken if you prefer thicker sauce ( mix 2 tbsp of cornstarch and 2 tbsp of cold water, stir and slowly pour into your crockpot 10 minutes before turning your crockpot off)


Put your frozen meatballs into your crockpot, topped with the bell peppers and pineapple chunks.

Make your sauce by mixing the reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch , vinegar and soy sauce.
Pour the mixture on top of the meatballs. Cook on low for 3-4 hrs. Give it a quick stir before serving.

Simple and easy..

Serve it with rice. My family ABSOLUTELY loved this meatball recipe. Rob had told me actually several times, that this recipe is a keeper!


  1. Great recipe, Khit, thanks so much for sharing it. I pinned it so I will have it again.

  2. I love good crockpot recipes! This one sounds delicious. I really appreciate you coming to The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party this week. I have pinned and tweeted and I look forward to seeing you again next week! HUGS

  3. I am a crockpot cooker any chance I get. I will be making these for sure!

  4. I'm always looking for new crockpot recipes and can't wait to try this one! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  5. I LOVE crockpot recipes (especially during the heat of summer)! I can't wait to try this one out!

    Thank you for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  6. Thanks for linking up @DearCreatives party I pinned your recipe to my crockpot board. Hope to see you again this week. Theresa

  7. This was very easy and good! I made it in my electric pressure cooker and it took 20 minutes from start to finish, just long enough to make the rice. Thanks!

  8. I couldn't find any pineapple chunks that specifically said unsweetened, hoping the ones I got are fine...

    1. I couldn't find "unsweetened" pineapple either. I used what was available. Guess we'll find out- event is tomorrow. :)

    2. Hi Valerie.. if using sweetened..just cut down the sugar.

  9. Perfect timing...I just took some ground beef out of the freezer! Thanks for joining us at Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays, I can't wait to see what you create next week.

  10. is 20 oz can of pineapple ok??

    1. I actually used 20 oz can before just because I was too lazy to measure..came out still delicious!

  11. Is it okay to make this dish ahead? Then just heat on low for the specified time even though the meatballs may have thawed out but kept chilled in the fridge?

  12. Crockpot recipes are the best! Must give these a try sometime:)


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