Hawaiian Meat Balls

Hawaiian Meat Balls Recipe

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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


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

How to Make Hawaiian Meat Balls


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

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About Hawaiian Meat Balls

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

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