These BBQ Pineapple Meatballs are crazy good!!! Place the 3 ingredients in the crockpot (yes, only 3!!) and you’re done! Serve these pineapple meatballs over a bed of cooked rice and your dinner is complete. 

A bowl full of white rice topped with crock pot BBQ pineapple meatballs.

After making my crockpot grape jelly meatballs (and looooving them!) I decided I needed more easy meatball recipes. That’s when this recipe was born.

I invited my sister over to sample the meatballs, and she raved about them as did my husband. I even overheard him on the phone telling his dad how amazing these barbecue pineapple meatballs tasted!

A bowl full of BBQ pineapple meatballs with some of the sauce flowing over the sides of the bowl.

3 Ingredient Crock Pot Meatballs

Next time you’re at the grocery store make sure you grab these ingredients:

  • BBQ sauce, select your favorite kind. I love Sweet Baby Rays, so that’s what I used. You’ll use just shy of a 28 oz bottle of bbq sauce.
  • 20 oz can of crushed pineapple.
  • 50 frozen meatballs. I love the ones from Costco.

A slow cooker full of barbecue sauce mixed with crushed pineapple.

How to make BBQ Pineapple Meatballs

I introduce to you, the easiest recipe ever.

Pour the can of pineapple into the slow cooker (don’t drain the juice!) and the 2 cups of BBQ sauce. Stir.

Add the frozen meatballs to the slow cooker and stir so that all of the meatballs are covered in the sauce.

A slow cooker full of barbecue sauce, crushed pineapple, and frozen meatballs.

Put the lid on, and set the slow cooker to high and cook for 2-3 hours, or low for 4 hours.

And, you’re done.

BBq pineapple meatballs in a crock pot.

Make it a meal

Even if you use a barbecue sauce that isn’t spicy, you’ll notice there’s a very subtle burst of heat in this BBQ Pineapple Meatballs recipe. It’s delicious! But it’s not too spicy, so don’t worry. It’s absolutely perfect.

If you want to served the meatballs as an appetizer just grab some toothpicks and let your guests go to town.

You can make this a complete meal by cooking some rice and serving the meatballs overtop! A side of roasted parmesan carrots and homemade rolls would be delicious too.

A bowl with rice and BBQ pineapple meatballs overtop.

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A bowl full of white rice topped with crock pot BBQ pineapple meatballs.
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5 from 2 votes

BBQ Pineapple Meatballs

These meatballs make for the perfect dinner or appetizer! 
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 2 mins
Servings: 50 meatballs


  • 50 frozen precooked meatballs
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce - I used Sweet Baby Rays
  • 1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple - don't drain


  • To the slow cooker add the BBQ sauce and crushed pineapple. Mix until combined. 
  • Add the frozen meatballs to the sauce, mix until the meatballs have been fully covered. 
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve with rice or as an appetizer.


You will use *almost* a full 28 oz BBQ sauce bottle. 


Calories: 56kcal (3%)Carbohydrates: 4g (1%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 3g (5%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Cholesterol: 10mg (3%)Sodium: 125mg (5%)Potassium: 66mg (2%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 25IU (1%)Vitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 6mg (1%)Iron: 0.2mg (1%)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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