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Hawaiian Meatballs

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Hawaiian Meatballs
4 meatballs per serving
20 Min

This fun spin on the classic meatball recipes that you know and love is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. You see, the pineapple and the bell pepper mix together to make the best Hawaiian Meatballs that you've ever tasted!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks in syrup, with syrup reserved
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, crackers, egg, water, onion powder, salt, and black pepper; mix well. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until no longer pink in center.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, and reserved pineapple juice. Cook until mixture starts to thicken. Add pineapple and bell pepper and continue to cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened and heated through.
  5. Place meatballs in a large bowl. Pour sauce over and toss until evenly coated.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 264
  • Calories from Fat 95
  • Total Fat 11g 16 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.9g 19 %
  • Trans Fat 0.6g 0 %
  • Protein 12g 25 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 62mg 21 %
  • Sodium 444mg 19 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 30g 10 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 22g 0 %

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Hi all..Can I make this into a meatloaf using just these ingredients, or would I have to add an egg? Also I have a lot of trouble with your site freezing?

Oh no, I see the egg is already added..sorry..Can I still make it into a meatloaf and pour the sauce on top? Thank you....We love anything pineapple...

Hello there! Yes, you can turn meatballs into meatloaf. We recommend adding another 1/2 pound of ground beef to recipe. Hope this helps!

Caan i do this in a slow cooker???

Hi there! Yes, you can. Cook it 5 to 6 hours on low, or until no longer pink in center. Enjoy!


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