Glazed Pineapple Meatball Appetizers

Andy Anderson !


I love these little bites, and so do most of my clients. I use my own homemade meatballs, and a “special” sauce to coat them. They’re easy to make, and can keep your guests happy, while waiting for the main course to arrive.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 24 small
  • 1 can(s)
    (14 ounces) pineapple slices, in natural juice

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    arrowroot powder
  • 1 c
    coconut sugar, or light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    tamari sauce
  • 2 tsp
  • ·
    reserved juice from the sliced pineapple, about 1.5 cups

How to Make Glazed Pineapple Meatball Appetizers


  2. Chef’s Note: Here’s a link to my favorite meatball recipe:
    Delicious Beef & Pork Meatballs
  3. Drain the juice from the can of sliced pineapple, and reserve.
  4. Cut up the pineapple into 1-inch (2.5cm) chunks, and reserve.
  6. Gather your ingredients.
  7. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Chef’s Note: If the amount of the pineapple juice doesn’t equal 1.5 cups, then add some water to make up the difference.
  9. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  10. Allow the glaze to simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about 10 – 12 minutes.
  11. Add the meatballs, and continue to simmer for an additional 5 – 7 minutes.
  13. Place a pineapple chunk on top, and hold together with a skewer, or toothpick.
  14. Serve while still nice and warm. Enjoy.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About Glazed Pineapple Meatball Appetizers

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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