Sweet Fire Meatballs are sweet with a kick of heat and use frozen meatballs for a super easy dinner any night of the week. 

Sweet Fire Meatballs

 

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (24 oz) bag frozen Cooked Perfect Chicken Meatballs
  • 1 Tbsp oil (vegetable, canola, or olive)
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, juices drained
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce*
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Place frozen meatballs in a single layer on a baking tray. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until hot. Alternately prepare sauce, add the frozen meatballs, cover and heat on medium for approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  3. FOR THE SAUCE: Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add red bell pepper. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, until starting to soften. Add the crushed pineapple, hot sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Simmer until sauce reduces and thickens. Toss with cooked meatballs. Serve over rice.

Recipe Notes

*If you are serving young children, replace up to half of the hot sauce with water or juice from the can of crushed pineapple to make it less spicy.

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