Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pineapple BBQ Sauce Glazed Meatballs

For the Meatballs:
1 pound ground beef
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
kosher salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons butter
    For the Sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (use your favorite brand)
  • Combine the ground beef, diced onion, parsley, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and egg.
  • Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Shape mixture into about 20 meatballs.
  • Melt the butter in a large pan; when it starts to brown, add the meatballs.
  • Cook over medium heat, about 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently using a wooden spoon.
  • Remove meatballs from pan.
  • Drain butter.
  • Return pan to heat and add in the meatballs.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together pineapple juice and barbecue sauce.
  • Pour barbecue sauce over meatballs.
  • Bring mixture to a boil; turn down to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Arrange meatballs on a plate.
  • Pour sauce over the meatballs and serve.
Makes about 20 meatballs

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