Hawaiian Meatballs


  • 1 1/2 lb. (750 g) hamburger
  • 1/3 C. (50 g) dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. (125 ml) evaporated milk, whole milk or light cream
  • 1 (16 oz./560 g) can chunk pineapple
  • 1 C. diced bell pepper (one large pepper)
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1/4 C. (60 g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 C. (60 ml) vinegar
  • 2 T. soy sauce


  1. Combine hamburger, bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, and evaporated milk. Shape into balls and bake at 375° F (190° C) for 25 minutes.
  2. Drain pineapple; reserve juice. Dice peppers and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch, brown sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice and soy sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick and clear.
  4. Add meatballs, pineapple and bell peppers; stir to combine. Turn the heat to low and simmer until the peppers are crisp-tender. Serve with boiled, white rice.


You do not have to stir the mixture constantly if you combine a few spoonfuls of the (cool) juice with the cornstarch to form a paste, then stir it into the boiling juice and brown sugar mixture.
Step-by-Step Instructions

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