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    Hawaiian Meatballs

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    55 mins

    25 mins

    30 mins

    Trisha W's Note:

    I really enjoy the sweet and sour flavor on a variety of foods (pineapple and green pepper just go together well esp. with vinegar and sugar). I have already submitted my sweet and sour pork chops, so here it is for the beef.

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    SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine the first four ingredients, mix well, but lightly.
    2. 2
      Shape into meatballs--about 36 (may be frozen at this point and thawed as needed).
    3. 3
      Roll meat ball in flour and brown in the shortening.
    4. 4
      Place in a casserole dish and cover with the sweet and sour sauce.
    5. 5
      SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE.
    6. 6
      Drain pineapple (set aside)- reserve juice.
    7. 7
      Add water to the juice to make 1 cup liquid.
    8. 8
      In a pot over medium heat, blend cornstarch in the juice, then add vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, and soy sauce, cook until clear.
    9. 9
      Add the pineapple, green pepper, and pimento.
    10. 10
      Pour over the meatballs and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 03, 2011

      45

      Nice! My husband especially liked it, and even commented on how colorful it was! :) I used 20 oz can of pineapple and just used 1/2 cup juice and 1/2 cup water, but I think it would have been fine to use the full amount of juice from the can. I might like the green pepper cooked through a bit more and might saute it up next time and see how that is. I used the (10 oz jar) cherries and frozen meatballs like previous reviewers did. I might try pineapple tidbits next time. And I know this sounds crazy, but I might chop up some spam and throw it in next time for a bit of saltiness to counteract the sweet (Did you know Spam is very popular in Hawaii?). Thanks for the fun new recipe!

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    • on August 09, 2007

      45

      This was a huge hit at our luau themed party. I will definately make it again.

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    • on April 30, 2007

      55

      Pretty easy and delicious! Used frozen meatballs and used cherries instead of the pimentos. Gave it a sweetness that i loved! it was a big hit at my Luau Party.

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    Nutritional Facts for Hawaiian Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (323 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 560.3
     
    Calories from Fat 233
    41%
    Total Fat 25.9 g
    39%
    Saturated Fat 9.6 g
    48%
    Cholesterol 85.2 mg
    28%
    Sodium 284.3 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 54.9 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 28.2 g
    112%
    Protein 25.9 g
    51%

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