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Waikiki Meatballs

 
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These were delicious after a little bit of tweaking. I don't think I've ever made meatballs without some garlic, so I felt the need to add one large clove of minced along with a teaspoon of soy sauce, replacing the 1/2 teaspoon of salt, in the meat mixture...

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

60

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

1 ½ pounds ground beef
cup crackers
crumbled
*
cup onions
minced
1 large eggs
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon ginger
*
1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup brown sugar
packed
*
13 ½ ounces pineapple chunks
in light syrup, finely chopped
cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari
cup green bell peppers

Directions

Mix meat, crumbs, onion, egg, salt, ginger and milk.

Shape mixture into balls by rounded tablespoonful.

Melt shortening in large skillet; brown and cook meat balls.

Remove meat balls and keep warm.

Pour fat from skillet.

Mix cornstarch and sugar.

Stir in reserved pineapple juice or syrup, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth.

Pour into skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.

Boil and stir 1 minute.

Add meat balls, pineapple tidbits and green pepper.

Heat thoroughly.

Waikiki Meatballs

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

yung@foodyoo.com
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 over 7 years ago

This is great. This is simple and delicious. I like pineapple with meat. I always stir fry pineapple with chicken or pork. It give good flavor and seem make the meat tender. :)


Huntsville, United States
 about 5 years ago

How can this be adapted to a crock pot?

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 205g (7.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 35253% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 836mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 5% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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