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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Hawaiin Meatballs

  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy recipe for gluten free slow cooker Hawaiin meatballs is perfect for barbecues! The meatballs are made with ground beef, bbq sauce, and pineapple in your crockpot. They are sweet, tangy and perfect served over rice or as an appetizer.



1 pound Ground Beef
1/2 cup Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
1 large Egg
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
1 small Yellow Onion, finely grated
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
3 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Coarse Ground Black Pepper

1 cup Barbecue Sauce
20 ounce can Pineapple Chunks, with juice
Jasmine Rice, for serving


In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, gluten free bread crumbs, egg, parmesan cheese, onion, minced garlic, tomato paste, salt and pepper until well combined and sticking together.

Form the mixture into golf ball sized meatballs. Add the meatballs to your crockpot in an even layer.

Pour the barbecue sauce and pineapple chunks with juice over top the meatballs.

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until the meatballs are done. They should be at least 165 degrees in the center.

Use as an appetizer or serve over rice for a meal.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Meals, Appetizers
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free

Keywords: crockpot, bbq, easy, sweet, rice, ground beef, pineapple meatballs, luau party food