Thursday, August 03, 2006

Recipe of the Week

Waikiki Meatballs

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
2/3 c saltine crackers, crushed
1/3 c minced onion
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 c milk
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c brown sugar
1 can (13.5 oz) chunk pineapple, reserve juice
1/3 c vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 chopped bell pepper

Mix meat, crumbs, onion, egg, salt, ginger and milk in a large bowl. Shape into balls. Place on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and sugar. Stir in reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, and soy sauce. Stir until smooth. Pour into a large skillet that has been warmed on medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for one minute. Add meatballs, pineapple, and bell pepper. Heat through, for about 2-3 minutes. Serve over rice with Chow Mein noodles.

Since we don't like bell peppers at our house, we don't put them in and it is still delicious. I have to thank Alissa from my BYU married student ward for the recipe. It is one of our favorites! I can even get over the fact that touching raw ground beef grosses me out and makes me sanitize my entire kitchen once the meal is over. It is worth it for these yummy meatballs.

Oliver is obviously a fan.


  1. that is one fancy cup! we'll have to give these a try, with the bell peppers, though. we like 'em. :)

  2. These sound great, and Bentley has been asking for meatballs. We'll have to try them. Thanks for the recipe! - if you ever find a good way to make them without touching the raw meat, please pass that on as well. :)

  3. This looked so good that after I read it last night I went to see if we had everything so I could make them immediately, however, I did not have cornstarch.

  4. I think I have this EXACT recipe and we love it too!

  5. maybe rubber gloves so you don't have to touch the meat (= Looks delish! I love dishes with meat and pineapple!

  6. I'm going to make this for dinner group tomorrow. Thanks, Stephanie!

    P.S. We are friends with the Blairs from when we both lived in the Newport Beach ward. Our boys are only 4 months apart. Every time I go to visit my mom in St. George, Melissa drives out from Hurricane to meet me. I like her a lot.

  7. You inspired me. I made this for dinner on Saturday night when we had another couple over and it was a big hit. Thanks for the crunchy noodle idea!


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