1 package frozen meatballs (or homemade)

1 can pineapple chunks -optional

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  1. For the sauce, in a medium bowl mix the soy sauce, 1 3/4 cups water, ginger, garlic powder, and brown sugar together.  Set bowl aside.
  2. When the meatballs have browned or been defrosted, pour the sauce ingredients over the meatballs and gently turn the meatballs to coat them in the sauce.  Cook the meatballs and sauce over medium heat, maintaining a constant simmer but not cooking at too high of a boil, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce is thick and smooth (if the sauce becomes overly thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time to thin), about 10-15 minutes, turning the meatballs every two or three minutes to ensure even cooking. Serve over rice or couscous.