These Hawaiian Meatballs were located smack in the middle of the book. I soon discovered that the book was a compilation of recipes from a local newspaper. In my mind that read, "the best of the best" for that year. I took the liberty to alter the recipe a bit to accommodate my family's taste and used what I had on hand.
Oh did these taste amazing! They have been added to our rotation of recipes that I use when I have run out of ideas....it happens. I made the meatballs from scratch but you can use frozen meatballs too.
Makes about 25--depends on size of scoop you use
1 package of meat with three kinds: beef, veal and pork
1/4 cup diced bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4-1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 cup of crushed pineapple with juice
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1/4 cup red onion, diced small
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced small
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, add more to taste
1. Prepare sauce by including all ingredients into a medium sauce pan and bringing to a gentle boil. Let simmer until thick.
2. Make meatballs by adding all the ingredients to a medium bowl and blending well. Shape meatballs by using a cookie scoop. Line them in rows on a cookie sheet.
3. Bake meatballs at 375 degrees until done, about 20 minutes.
4. Transfer meatballs to a baking dish and pour sauce over the top. Bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove and serve with rice.