Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I was an incredibly picky child but this was the one meal that my mom made that I would always eat... and a whole lot of. You MUST try this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour milk over bread, soften 5 minute.
  2. Break up bread with fork then beat in egg.
  3. Add bread mixture, onion, garlic, salt and pepper to ground beef and mix. Shape into balls and brown in oil on med-high heat. (about 5-7 min.).
  4. Remove meatballs and set aside.
  5. In pan drippings saute celery, onion and green pepper until softened but not mushy.
  6. Stir in pineapple (w/ syrup), chicken broth, vinegar, brown sugar and ginger.
  7. In small bowl combine cornstarch and soy sauce. Stir into skillet and bring to a simmer.
  8. Return meatballs to skillet and simmer 20 minute or until sauce thickens.
  9. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

excellent spin on meatballs!! definitely best served over rice! such a tasty sauce that is tangy, yet sweet!!! it's just dh and i, so only used 1 lb. ground beef, added garlic, serrano peppers to the sauce...yum yum!! thanks for posting another keeper, klboyle!

KPD September 22, 2007

These are excellent!! My Step-Mom used to make them for me when I was a kid. I feel like a kid again.

toddmike February 23, 2013

I made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit. The only change I made was to use fresh pineapple but I think it would have been fine with the canned pineapple. Thanks for a great dish.

sacodeb February 22, 2011