- 1 can (8 oz each) crushed pineapple in juice, divided
- 1 cup Hunt's® Original Barbecue Sauce, divided
- 1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
- 2-1/4 cups instant brown rice, uncooked, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
- 3/4 cup frozen chopped green bell pepper
|Serving Size||4 servings (6 meatballs with sauce and 1 cup rice each)|
- Stir together half the pineapple and 3/4 cup barbecue sauce in small bowl; set aside.
- Mix remaining pineapple, remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, beef, 1/4 cup rice, salt and pepper in large bowl until well blended. Shape mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1-1/4 inches each. Place in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray; spoon sauce mixture over meatballs.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir gently and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 16 to 18 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
- Meanwhile, prepare remaining 2 cups rice according to package directions, omitting salt and butter and adding bell pepper. Serve meatballs and sauce over rice.
|Amount per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total fat||18 g||27%|
|Saturated fat||6 g||30%|
|Dietary fiber||5 g||19%|
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I followed the directions exactly and my husband and I enjoyed the meatballs and rice very much. It is not right, in my opinion to change the recipe to the extent that the taste is totally different than the original recipe and then submit a review of their own version of the recipe.
This was simple and fast. It seemed a little soupy when I made the meatballs but I browned them up well in the pan, and I used two pans because I had a crowding issue. Once they were browned I flipped them over. I used ground chicken and we bought a different brand of sauce that is gluten free. But otherwise we were happy it was sweet and tangy. We did have a large amount of left overs for our family of 3.
Baked at 400 in a mini muffin pan. Added bread crumbs rolled in bread crumbs and drained pineapple. Heated sauce up and put everything together hot.
I took the advice of the other commenters and added an egg and bread crumbs to the meaty mix, and these turned out DELICIOUS. The sauce is absolutely marvelous and I will definitely be using it on other dishes. I did have to treat the meatballs very gently to keep them from breaking apart (it was very crowded in the skillet!), but all in all it was quiet tasty. Will be making extra sauce next time because I like it in the rice too.
These turned to mush in the pan. I'd suggest making the meatballs with an egg and breadcrumbs first, without the pineapple and bbq sauce, then add the sauce just before serving. We had to throw it out and ended up with dinner from McDonald's...
I followed the recipe without any alterations and it was REALLY good. I know I'll be making these again. I did not have a problem keeping them together. I just treated them gingerly while they were in the pan. Because there are just two of us, we had leftovers. Not a problem!