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Hawaiian Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours

Makes

8 servings

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
Hawaiian Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

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.

Nutrition 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.

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