Marilyn's meatballs

Melissa Buchanan-Smith


This is a tradition on my sister in laws side and they were kind enough to share the recipe. Now when we can't be together for a holiday, I make them in her honor.

We always double the recipe. After broiling we place in a crock pot on warm.


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45 Min
10 Min


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • ·
    salt n pepper

  • 8 oz
    pineapple chunks, save juice (small can)
  • 1/4 c
    pineapple juice from the can
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce

How to Make Marilyn's meatballs


  1. Mix meatball ingredients together and roll into balls. Broil in oven 10 minutes or until cooked. If you plan to place in crock pot for sometime, consider leaving a little pink inside.
  2. Mix together sauce ingredients. Place in saucepan on medium-low heat until sugar is melted and sauce is smooth.
  3. Pour over meatballs. Serve over rice if this is your main meat or with toothpicks for an appetizer.

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About Marilyn's meatballs

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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