Waikiki Meatballs

These are our favorite Waikiki meatballs and the sauce is awesome too! ohsweetbasil.com

Ok, the recipe I’ve posted for today is Waikiki meatballs. I saw a recipe on Allrecipes and decided to try my hand at it, and although in the picture I used the pineapple I’ve also used a can of mandarin oranges’ juice and just left out the fruit. Surprisingly enough I actually liked the mandarin version a little, tiny bit better, but both were super delicious.

These are our favorite Waikiki meatballs and the sauce is awesome too! ohsweetbasil.com

The meatballs were super moist. Which I loved. I hate a dry, crumbly meatball but I’m not kiddin’ these were awesome!!

These are our favorite Waikiki meatballs and the sauce is awesome too! ohsweetbasil.com

These are our favorite Waikiki meatballs and the sauce is awesome too! ohsweetbasil.com

Waikiki Meatballs

Waikiki Meatballs
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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These tender, moist meatballs are truly scrumptious! With a nice little sweetness from the pineapple and mandarin orange this dish will be a hit!
Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 1½ Lbs Ground Beef
  • ⅔ Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Minced Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1½ Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • ½ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Can (15 oz) Pineapple Chunks or mandarin oranges, drained with juice reserved
  • ⅓ Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • ⅓ Cup Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • ⅓ Cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, milk, ginger and salt. Only mix until just barely combined. I use my hands. Shape mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into meatballs.
  3. Place meatballs on a baking pan and tent with foil.Place in the oven for 20 minutes, depending on meatball size. Just watch them and when all the pink is gone pull them out.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, brown sugar, reserved pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce.
  5. Mix until smooth, then pour into a skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils, about 5 minutes. Stir in the meatballs, green pepper, red pepper and pineapple chunks. Heat through.
Notes
I kinda like to double the sauce, but it's up to you

 

 



Sunday- Honey Roasted Chicken
Monday- Won Ton Chicken Salad- (use leftover roasted chicken)
Tuesday- Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
Wednesday- Zuppa
Thursday- Pot Stickers
Friday- Upside Down Pizza (use leftover italian sausage from the Zuppa)
Saturday- Simple Turkey Tacos

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.