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Add Vegetarian Pineapple Meatballs to your Meatless Monday collection!
As a vegetarian married to a non-vegetarian, I know how important is is to find delicious meatless recipes. Gardein Meatless Meatballs are our absolute favorite vegetarian meatballs and they are shockingly easy to prepare. They are great for spaghetti and can easily replace just about any meatball dish.
Even though summer is coming to an end soon, I think meatballs are a perfect fall dish too since they are often used in tailgating recipes. I am also a huge fan of anything that can go into the crock pot.
Vegetarian Pineapple Meatballs Recipe Inspiration
When browsing through Pinterest, I spotted this delicious looking Pineapple Meatballs recipe by Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog. Plus, I had recently saved this Ahead of Thyme recipe for Coconut Rice. I decided to try out the Pineapple Meatballs with the Gardein Meatless Meatballs over Coconut Rice. I have to say, I definitely have a new favorite recipe!
My variation leaves a few things off, such as I just used a bottle of BBQ sauce instead of using homemade sauce. I also did not add sugar to the rice. Either way you decide is sure to be delicious!
Easy Vegetarian Pineapple Meatballs with Coconut Rice Recipe
- Slow Cooker
- Medium Sized Pot
Pineapple Meatballs Ingredients:
- Gardein Meatless Meatballs
- Frozen Pineapple Chunks
- 1 Can of Coconut Milk
- Heinz Hawaii BBQ Sauce
Coconut Rice Ingredients:
- 2 Cups of Jasmine Rice
- 1 1/2 Cups of Water
- Optional: Salt
Vegetarian Pineapple Meatballs Directions:
- Pour the contents of the entire bottle of BBQ sauce into the slow cooker
- Empty the meatless meatballs into the slow cooker
- Place the entire contents of the pineapple chunks into the slow cooker (can adjust if you do not like a ton of pineapple flavor)
- Cook on high for one hour, then on low for another hour or as long as you need to keep warm before eating.
Coconut Rice Directions:
- Rinse the Jasmine Rice in a strainer until the water runs clear
- Add the drained rice, the coconut milk and water to the pot
- Follow directions on the bag to cook the rice and salt to taste if you want (I didn’t add salt to mine).