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Hawaiian Luau Meatballs

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Hawaiian Luau Meatballs
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6
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Say "Aloha" to our Hawaiian Luau Meatballs that are simmered in a pineapple-infused sauce and ready in only 55 minutes.
By Angie McGowan
Created Aug 6, 2012

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Sauce

  • 1 3/4 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks
Make With
Make With
Progresso Breadcrumbs

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix all meatball ingredients. Shape mixture by 2 tablespoonfuls into balls. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown on outside and no longer pink in center.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in large saucepan, stir together broth, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon gingerroot and 1 garlic clove. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to simmering sauce; stir well.
  • 5
    In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook bell peppers in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to low. Add pineapple; cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until pineapple is starting to cook around the edges.
  • 6
    Add bell pepper, pineapple and meatballs to sauce in saucepan. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes until meatballs are coated with sauce and mixture is thoroughly heated.
  • 7
    Serve meatballs, sauce and vegetables over cooked rice, or serve with toothpicks.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    This recipe serves 4 to 6 for a main dish, but more if serving as an appetizer.
  • tip 2
    Meatballs and sauce can be heated in a slow cooker on Low heat setting about 1 hour. For a party, it’s handy to keep the meatballs warm in the slow cooker.
  • tip 3
    Ground turkey may be substituted for the ground pork.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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