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Waikiki Meatballs

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

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!

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!

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


Can You Make Meatballs With Ground Turkey?

If you prefer not to eat red meat, you can use ground turkey or chicken.

Meatballs can be made from any ground meat.

Does Coconut Milk Taste Like Coconut?

Coconut milk is made by grinding the meat of mature coconuts with water, then squeezing the pulp to produce a rich, opaque “milk”.

Coconut milk has the smell and nutty flavor of coconut. 

Is Pineapple Good for You?

Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and dietary fiber.

They are high in nutrients that are good for your body.

Waikiki Meatballs

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

Waikiki Meatballs

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6



  • 1 1/2 Lbs Ground Beef
  • 2/3 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Dry Minced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ginger Ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Salt


  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Packed
  • 15 oz. Pineapple Chunks 1 can, or mandarin oranges, drained with juice reserved
  • 1/3 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Red Bell Pepper chopped


  • Heat oven to 350
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, brown sugar, reserved pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce.
  • 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.


I kinda like to double the sauce, but it's up to you
Nutrition Facts
Waikiki Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 544mg24%
Potassium 511mg15%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Hi, Are these actually 3000 calories a serving or is that a typo? Thanks 🙂

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    • Oh, nevermind. I see the calorie count is for the whole recipe.

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  • This was so tasty! I used arrowroot in lieu of the cornstarch….and I accidentally forgot the coconut milk. Still, it turned out great! 🙂 Thanks!

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  • Wonderful! Its a keeper 🙂 I made the coconut rice too. Both were a hit!

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  • oh how clever.

    meatballs looks so good!
    i want a huge bowl of it!

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