Hawaiian meatballs with pineapple chunks and red pepper pieces on a bed of lettuce on a round brown plate on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Hawaiian Meatballs in the Slow Cooker

Combine meatballs, pineapple, bell peppers, and a delicious sauce to create an easy slow cooker dinner or appetizer with a Hawaiian flare.

One of my favorite fruits is pineapple. So, any chance I get to make a meal using pineapple is a wonderful day for me! And, the boys love pineapple just as much as I do, so I can usually convince them to eat almost anything with that in it.

Hawaiian Meatballs are a favorite because of the pineapple, and I always love a good slow cooker meal. It makes dinner so quick and easy. Plus, when you live somewhere like south Texas that’s usually hot most of the year, the slow cooker is a great way to have a warm meal without heating the entire house by using the oven.

The only thing the boys picked around in this meal was the peppers. But, I was proud that they both tried them. I’m also learning to like bell peppers as we use them in more and more recipes, so I also ate my veggies with this one.

Another bonus to this recipe is getting so many food groups in at once. You have fruit in it with the pineapple, veggies with the pepper, and meat with the meatballs. Oh, and grains if you serve the meal over rice like we prefer.

We often eat this for a dinner, but it also makes a great appetizer. You can serve it at a party or bring to a potluck by keeping the slow cooker on warm.

Step by Step

Add the meatballs, diced pepper, and pineapple chunks into your slow cooker. We like to use red bell pepper for the recipe, but you can use whichever color you prefer.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the juice from the pineapple with the brown sugar, vinegar, and A.1. sauce.

Pour the sauce over the meatballs and stir to coat.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or until the meatballs are heated through. Serve on a bed of lettuce or over rice if desired.

Recipe

Hawaiian Meatballs in the Slow Cooker

Hawaiian Meatballs in the Slow Cooker

Combine meatballs, pineapple, bell peppers, and a delicious sauce to create an easy slow cooker dinner or appetizer with a Hawaiian flare.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs, pineapple, slow cooker
Servings: 8 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg meatballs (frozen, precooked)
  • 1 pineapple (chunked, juice reserved)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp A.1. sauce

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Instructions

  • Add meatballs, diced pepper, and pineapple chunks to the slow cooker
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine juice from the pineapple, brown sugar, vinegar, and A.1. sauce
  • Pour the sauce over the meatballs
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated through
  • Serve over a bed of lettuce or rice if desired
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Nutrition Facts
Hawaiian Meatballs in the Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 127mg5%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 75.4mg91%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Hawaiian Meatballs in the Slow Cooker
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28 thoughts on “Hawaiian Meatballs in the Slow Cooker”

  1. Sounds delicious! I’m blessed that my kids love their veggies so the only thing I’ll add to this when I attempt to make it is more veggies. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

  2. I have never had anything but spicy style meatballs. These look like they would be such an amazing addition to a meal. Yum!

  3. I’ve never had Hawaiian meatballs before. They look great. Also, your photos are looking so bright and clear. Live them!

    1. The slow cooker makes busy nights so much easier! I love having meals that I can prep in the morning and have ready when we need them in the evening. Especially on nights we have Cub Scouts after school, it makes dinner so easy.

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