Waikiki Meatballs

Jen Smallwood


with this recipe - you can mix and match your veggies, - like carrots, red 7 yellow peppers, even bean spronts...

I always serve them on a nice bed of rice...but this can also be an appetizer...


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6 servings
20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2/3 c
    cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    onion, minced
  • 1
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    milk (for meatballs)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1 oz
    (14 oz) can pineapple chunks in syrup, drained (reserve syrup)
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/3 c
    green pepper, chopped

How to Make Waikiki Meatballs


  1. Mix meat, crumbs, onion, egg, salt, ginger and milk. Shape into balls.
  2. Melt shortening, brown and cook meatballs. Remove meat and keep warm, remove fat.
  3. Mix cornstarch and sugar. Stir in reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar, and soy sauce until smooth. Cook, stirring, until boiling. Boil and stir one minute.
  4. Add meatballs pineapple and green pepper, heat through.

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About Waikiki Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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