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Hawaiian Meatballs

Easy meatballs with a Hawaiian flair.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: foods with tropical flavors, hawaiian meatballs, polynesian dinners, quick meatball dinners
Servings: 4
Calories: 559kcal



  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced or pressed
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs milk or cream
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • 8 oz can pineapple chunks including juice
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper cut in chunks
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 2 tbs water


  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  • Mix all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into balls about 1-inch/2.5-cm in diameter. Place on prepared sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until there is no pink in the center of the meatballs. Remove from oven and set aside and keep warm.
  • Drain juice from pineapple into a small bowl. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients, except the pineapple chunks and green pepper. Stir well.
  • Add the sauce to a large skillet and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it begins to boil. Mix the cornstarch and water and stir into the boiling sauce; stir until thickened.
  • Add the pineapple and the green pepper. Boil for 1 minute.
  • Add the meatballs to the skillet; stir to coat with the sauce and heat through.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1282mg | Potassium: 730mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 5mg