Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Waikiki Meatballs

I got this recipe from my friend Angela.  I had tried this at her house and knew my family would love it! She also has a great recipe blog you can check out at:! She has a really yummy fruit bruschetta recipe on there as check that out too.

My kiddos love all recipes that involve meatballs.  I have to admit that I use frozen meatballs most of the time but I decided to follow the whole recipe and make these from scratch.  It took a little extra time but they are seasoned with ginger which goes great with the sauce.  The sweet sauce and pineapple was a big hit with my family too! These were easy to make and were eaten quickly!  Enjoy!

Waikiki Meatballs
1 ½ lbs. ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
1 egg
2/3 cup cracker crumbs (I used saltines)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
¼ cup milk

2 T. cornstarch
½ cup brown sugar
1 can pineapple chunks (reserve juice)
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 T. soy sauce
1 green pepper, chopped

In a large bowl combine all meatball ingredients.  Form into meatballs (about 1 T. of mixture per meatball).  Place meatballs in a large baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 min. or until done.  Drain meatballs and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, mix together cornstarch, brown sugar, pineapple juice, vinegar, and soy sauce.  Heat to boiling.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until sauce begins to thicken.  Add bell pepper and cook until slightly tender.  When ready to serve add meatballs and pineapple and heat through.  Serve over rice.


  1. Yes, this recipe is a lot like mine (except mine is lazier! No heating the sauce on the stove, and storebought meatballs.) The ginger sounds good, though. I have never actually made meatballs (gasp) -- maybe I will try it sometime!

  2. I have only made the meatballs a couple of times. Usually we have a big bag of them from Sam's club on hand and I just use those. Is your recipe on your blog? I would love to try one where the sauce cooks with the meatballs! Awesome!