Thursday, January 1, 2009

Waikiki Meatballs

Another great one from my mom. Growing up we always got to pick what we ate for our birthday dinner. I ALWAYS picked this. It is now my husband's favorite thing for me to make.Waikiki Meatballs

From: Ruth Solter aka Mom

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2/3 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1/3 cup onion, minced
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 can pineapple, drained, syrup reserved
1/3 cup vinegar
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1/3 cup green pepper, chopped (I usually use at least 1/2-1 whole pepper)

Mix together beef, cracker crumbs, onion, egg, salt, ginger, and milk. Shape into meatball and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile mix cornstarch and sugar. Stir in pineapple syrup, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Pour into a skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 min. Add meatballs, pineapple and green peppers. Heat through.


Alissa said...

still one of my favorites. ever.

dastew said...

We had this the other day for the first time in ages. It's still awesome if a bit heavy.

Alissa said...

we're having it this week.

aimee said...

Made this tonight and it was delicious---even my 3 year old ate it.