Hawaiian Meat Balls Recipe

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Hawaiian Meat Balls

Marjorie Milligan


Delicious Hawaiian meatballs that can be served as an appetizer or main dish.

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6 - 15
20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 lb. ground chuck
1 egg
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 - 13-1/2 oz. cans pineapple chunks, drained - reserve liquid
3/4 cup reserved pineapple liquid
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 - 11-oz. can mandarin oranges, drained


1In a mixing bowl combine ground chuck, egg, bread crumbs, milk, salt and nutmeg. Shape into 3/4 inch balls (about 60).
2Preheat large skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Brown meat balls for 5 minutes or until evenly browned. Remove from heat and remove meat balls.
3Add cornstarch, bouillon cube and soy sauce to meat drippings. Heat and stir over medium heat for 1 or 2 minutes or until mixture thickens.
4Add reserved pineapple juice and vinegar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
5Add meat balls, pineapple and mandarin oranges. Heat covered, over low heat for 10 minutes.
6Serve with rice as a main dish, or use as an appetizer using cocktail picks.
Makes 6 main servings or 12 to 15 appetizer servings.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian