Hawaiian Meatball and Rice
5 (3 meatballs each)
This delicious ground beef meatballs recipe is made with pineapples, red and green bell peppers in a sweet, hot and sour sauce, featuring our original sauce the Maritime Madness Hot Sauce.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup onion , finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon shortening or oil (for browning
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 - 13 oz can pineapple chunks (drain the chunks
over a bowl-save the pineapple juice!!)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup chopped green and red peppers
3 tablespoons Maritime Madness Hot Sauce, 2 TBSP in meatballs, 1 TBSP in sauce
OPTIONAL Original recipe also calls for 1 small can mandarin oranges.
For the Sauce
Make the Sauce
Drain the pineapple, reserving juice (set pineapple chunks aside).
In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and brown sugar together.
Add the pineapple juice, vinegar, Maritime Madness hot sauce, ground ginger, and soy sauce to the brown sugar mixture. Stir until smooth. Set bowl aside.
Chop the red and green peppers and set aside (with the pineapple chunks).
Make the Meatballs
In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, chopped onion, egg, salt, ginger, Maritime Madness Hot Sauce and milk until thoroughly blended (I use a fork to mix).
Using your hands, shape the mixture into meatballs (approx. 12-15 -2" meatballs).
In a large skillet, heat the shortening (or oil) on medium heat. When skillet is very hot, carefully add the meatballs, one at a time. Cook the meatballs, making sure you keep them turned so that all sides brown.
When fully cooked (5-6 minutes), remove the meatballs from pan and place on paper towel lined plate to absorb any grease. Keep the meatballs warm.
Drain the oil from the skillet after removing meatballs. Wipe skillet with paper towel to remove any small leftover "crumbles". Over medium heat, add the sauce mixture to the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly until it thickens and boils for 1 minute. Add the peppers, and pineapple chunks, then the meatballs back into the skillet; gently stir until meatballs are evenly coated with sauce.
Cook only until heated through (just a minute or two). Remove from heat.
Serve meatballs and sauce on top of rice. ENJOY!