I just made this tonight for me and my girlfriend, and it was nothing short of absolutely awesome. Made the meatballs from scratch and followed the recipe to the letter, except I added the two optional ingredients, green peppers and rosemary, and I also added crushed red pepper. The meatballs had plenty of zip & zing and the sauce was to die for--we will definitely be having this again, thanks so much for sharing!
Loved this recipe! I used very lean beef and left out the rosemary and the meatballs were very good, I don't care for the texture of pre-made ones. I wasn't sure of the can size in ml for the pineapple so I went with 2 large cans of chunked pineapple and doubled the sauce ingredients (I had made a double batch of meat balls.) The added green peppers are a nice touch and add good color. It took a little more thickener to get the consistancy I wanted. I re-heated the sauce and meatballs together on the cooktop and then put in a chaffing dish for the party - they were a huge success. Thanks for sharing!
I doubled this sauce and used pre-made meatballs. added garlic and chopped onions. used apple cider vinegar. let it cook for hours in the crockpot and it turned out perfectly! kids loved it.
I used the fine bread crumbs vs. bread crumbs made from home. Made the meat balls doughy and bland. So sad due to the fact they are for a party. Hope everyone is drinking enough not to care!
Made these last night. I used ground sirloin and followed the meatball recipe exactly. The sauce I added a bit of apple juice because my pineapples weren't in syrup and they weren't a large enough can. Regardless, they turned out FANTASTIC! Even my super picky 3 year old who refuses meat ate 1/2 of one. Next time I'll probably add some more seasonings to the meatballs but I will definitely be making these again!!! And REAL meatballs that are quick and easy AND taste great beat out frozen meatballs any day. :D
Used pre-made meatballs and is was very good! Nice alternative to the grape jelly meatballs. Only problem I had is that the pineapple tidbits were only sold with juice and not syrup so I had to add sugar to the sauce to cut down on the acidity from the vinegar. Will definitely make these again!
Made these for a potluck and they were a definite hit! I admit I used pre-made meatballs... only wonder how much better they would have been by following the recipe! These even beat out another "orange BBQ" meatball that was also there. Very good!!!
mm this was yummy, I doubled the sauce, and used more peppers and forgot the worchestershire
What with our blizzards here in Colorado and working long hours I hadn't been to the store. I had been dying to try this recipe. Last night when I got home I knew this would be the time to make this because it looked so easy. I used frozen meatballs as suggested by a few other reviewers. Great flavor, loved the sauce. Thanks for such an easy and tasty recipe Canadian Pixie.