Hello Hawaiian Meatballs
Meatball recipes in North America are historically highly influenced by Italian cuisine and are typically made of ground meat rolled into a small ball with bread crumbs, minced onion, eggs and seasoning. In the province of Quebec, meatballs are the main component of a traditional dish called ragoût de boulettes or meatball stew. The meatballs are made with ground pork, onions, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and are simmered in a gravy that's thickened with toasted flour. The dish is normally served with boiled or mashed potatoes and pickled beets… this is a far different version than the traditional spaghetti and meatballs!
SERVES: 6 portions
The pineapple plant is indigenous to South America and the flesh and juice of the pineapple are used in cuisines all around the world. Not only is this a sweet healthy treat but it is a rich source of magnesium and vitamin C. These juicy homemade meatballs are smothered with a sweet and sticky, Polynesian pineapple sauce in this quick and easy recipe for Hello Hawaiian Meatballs. The combination of savory and sweet are a real crowd pleaser.
- Turn up the heat by adding hot chillies to really enhance the flavour explosion of sweet, savory and hot pairings in your mouth.
- This is the perfect recipe to throw in your crock pot that you can forget about until dinner time. Your whole family will love these tasty meatballs!
- This dish can be served on its own, with rice noodles or rice to soak up all the yummy sauce.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and fresh chopped cilantro and you have a dinner fit for Hawaiian royalty!
What you need:
- 2 lb Ground Beef
- ¼ Cup Bread Crumbs
- 1 Egg (optional)
- 4 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Veggie Oil
- ¼ Cup Diced Onion
- ½ Cup Ketchup
- ¼ Cup Vinegar
- ¼ Cup Tomato Paste
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- ½ Cup Diced Pineapple
What to do:
- Be sure to wash your hands before you begin.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a medium bowl mix together bread crumbs, ½ the garlic, ground beef and egg.
- Roll meat into small golf ball sized meatballs. Place about 1 inch apart on a parchment lined baking dish.
- Bake for 15 minutes then turn them over and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes, or until somewhat crispy on the outside.
- In a large skillet heat veggie oil over medium heat. Add onions, remaining garlic and cook until translucent. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer sauce for 30 minutes.
- Add meatballs to Hawaiian sauce.