Waikiki Meatballs

This recipe is from way back in the day! This is from my mothers college days at Central Washington University circa 1969! She made it for a family dinner a few month ago and I swooned! The sauce is the best homemade sweet and sour I’ve ever had, it may need to be a separate post! When I made it, I thought it looked rally involved for my post work, tired, sorry ass but it came together so easily! It’s a keeper!!

Waikiki Meatballs. Sweet and sour goodness with pineapple and green peppers. Serve over rice for a savory saucy dinner. Onoliscious! Small Town Girl Blog

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix  beef, pork, garlic, eggs, breadcrumbs, ginger, and milk.

Waikiki Meatballs. Sweet and sour goodness with pineapple and green peppers. Serve over rice for a savory saucy dinner. Onoliscious! Small Town Girl Blog

Shape mixture into balls and place in a baking dish.

Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes until done.

While the meatballs are cooking start the rice and  the sauce.

In a saucepan over medium heat whisk cornstarch, pineapple juice, vinegar, shoyu, and sugar until smooth. Really squeeze every last drop of pineapple juice out of the can.

Cook , stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and starts to boil.

Waikiki Meatballs. Sweet and sour goodness with pineapple and green peppers. Serve over rice for a savory saucy dinner. Onoliscious! Small Town Girl Blog

Boil and stir for 1 minute then reduce to warm.

For funsies, I added some of the pineapple, a tbsp of hoisin, and a tbsp of sesame oil but it’s not necessary. I just had them around and I can never leave well enough alone!

Once the meatballs are done, pour sauce over them,  add pineapple tidbits,  and green pepper. 

Bake for an additional 10 minutes so the pepper and pineapple flavors start to meld together.

Waikiki Meatballs

Serve over rice.

Waikiki Meatballs. Sweet and sour goodness with pineapple and green peppers. Serve over rice for a savory saucy dinner. Onoliscious! Small Town Girl Blog

Important:

The ideal soy sauce you should us is Aloha Shoyu. You can find it at your local asian market or purchase it on Amazon.com by clicking link!

Waikiki Meatballs
Serves 6
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Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 1 lb ground pork
  3. 3 garlic cloves - minced
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 cup breadcrumbs
  6. 1/2 tsp. fresh shredded ginger
  7. 1/4 cup milk
  8. 1 6 oz. can pineapple juice
  9. 2/3 cup brown sugar
  10. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  11. 1/4 cup Aloha Shoyu (or soy sauce if you can’t find it at the store)
  12. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  13. 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits
  14. 1 diced green pepper
  15. 6 cups cooked white rice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix beef,pork, garlic, eggs, breadcrumbs, ginger, and milk.
  3. Shape mixture into balls and place in a baking dish.
  4. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes until done.
  5. While the meatballs are cooking start the rice and the sauce.
  6. In a saucepan over medium heat whisk cornstarch, pineapple juice, vinegar, shoyu, and sugar until smooth. Really squeeze every last drop of pineapple juice out of the can.
  7. Cook , stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and starts to boil.
  8. Boil and stir for 1 minute then reduce to warm.
  9. For funsies, I added some of the pineapple, a tbsp of hoisin, and a tbsp of sesame oil but it's not necessary. I just had them around and I can never leave well enough alone!
  10. Once the meatballs are done, pour sauce over them, add pineapple tidbits, and green pepper.
  11. Bake for an additional 10 minutes so the pepper and pineapple flavors start to meld together.
  12. Serve over rice.
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Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

14 Comments

  1. Your meatballs look so good! And I love the name too! These would be perfect for a party…although I would be tempted to eat them for dinner too!! Thanks for sharing them with us at Foodie Fridays…pinning and sharing!

  2. Well silly me. I can definitely eat these for dinner, over rice…just like the picture. It’s been a long day! But they would be good for a party too.

  3. Oh yes, it’s a delightful dinner!

  4. These meatballs look great! I like the combination of pineapple with the spices.

  5. These look so yummy! I love sweet and sour meatballs! Visiting from Foodie Friday’s 😀

  6. What a tasty recipe – so pretty too! Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We’d just love it if you’d link back to the party within your post…it makes you eligible to be featured…and this recipe screams for attention. ;-}

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  8. I’m not a huge fan of sweet and sour sauce but this does look good! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  9. I have the original recipe card for these meat balls and have been making since 1990…. so yummy.
    We will be serving them at our upcoming wedding, easy and delish!

  10. These look amazing! I’m pinning, thank you so much for linking up at Friday Favorites!
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