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Hawaiian Meatballs Recipe
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Hawaiian Meatballs Recipe

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Talk about one easy dish that creates an amazing sweet and sour sauce! You can serve over rice for more of a dinner-like option, but I also like to offer them as an appetizer simply served with toothpicks. —Julie Schiefer, Nappanee, Indiana
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 package (32 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice): 520 calories, 30g fat (14g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 837mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

Directions

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a 2-cup measuring cup; add enough water to measure 2 cups. In a small saucepan, mix brown sugar, cornstarch, vinegar and juice mixture until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened.
  2. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine meatballs, peppers, drained pineapple and sauce. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meatballs are heated through and peppers are tender.
  3. Stir in cherries; cook, covered, on low 15-30 minutes longer or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If desired, serve with rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Hawaiian Meatballs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p38


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pastiepie User ID: 1062574 123022
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"I have made this several times and the whole family loves it :)"

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polly0087 User ID: 3924134 192797
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"This recipe was so good! Everyone loved it! It's almost identical to my mother-in-law's recipe that she's been making for decades. I only made a couple of adjustments... I added 1/4 c. soy sauce (in place of some of the water) and changed the brown sugar amount to 3/4 c. Also, I reduced the vinegar to 1/3 c. Everything else stayed the same. I'll definitely be making this again! Very good!"

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kate1955 User ID: 7220538 180282
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"delicious"

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Sweetie6452m User ID: 6935214 175503
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"Amazing, I fed it to 40 children (making 3 batches)and all but 3 gobbled it up. The teachers asked for the recipie and were amazed at how easy it was to make"

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jwlundgren User ID: 5803021 175252
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"Absolutely fabulous. I do not have a crock pot, so I made it on the stove top and the sauce was a little runny. I did not add extra cornstarch because I wanted to see how it would turn out. Would definitely make again with the slight adjustment. I also used a variety of bell peppers for color. Turned out great!"

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eamundsen User ID: 6086619 107881
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"This is a favorite birthday dinner in my family with a few slight changes. We don't include the cherries and we serve it over egg noodles instead of rice. Also if you add in some ground ginger or pickled ginger to taste it is wonderful."

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