Hawaiian Meatballs

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Tender meatballs topped with sweet and tangy pineapple sauce! A no-fuss 30-minute family favorite!

Hawaiian Meatballs

You know that whole ramen-noodle-starving-college-student stigma? I was a pretty classic case. Except instead of ramen noodles, it was a few other staples like jarred queso dip and giant bake-at-home flour tortillas. Most nights when I came back from class at 8:00, dying for something to eat, I’d either have those deconstructed quesadillas, or a bowl of steamed rice topped with some kind of sauce. Usually vegetarian – mostly out of laziness, not for any health purposes I assure you.

Hawaiian Meatballs

Only half of my rice n’ sauce eating college habits were due to my starving student status. The other half of it is that I’ve just always enjoyed rice and sauce. I remember one time when I was probably 11 years old, my family went to a Chinese restaurant and I insisted that what I wanted for dinner was a Texas-sized bowl of white rice covered in sweet and sour sauce. So as you can see, my rice n’ sauce history goes way back. Add meatballs to the mix and I’m beyond content.

Hawaiian Meatballs

These Hawaiian meatballs are baked at a high temperature so they get a perfectly crispy outside and a juicy-tender inside. While the meatballs are baking, you can whip up the sauce on the stove and the whole thing is on the table in just 30 minutes.  This is an instant no-fuss family favorite you’ll want to make again and again!

Hawaiian Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs

Hawaiian Meatballs

Tender meatballs topped with sweet and tangy pineapple sauce! A no-fuss 30-minute family favorite!
4 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • optional: chopped cilantro, sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Combine all ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Mix everything together. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on baking sheet 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned and cooked through.
  • In a medium sauce pan combine all sauce ingredients except for the 1 tablespoon of corn starch and 2 tablespoons of water. Bring sauce to a boil.
  • Whisk together remaining water and corn starch until corn starch is dissolved. Pour into boiling sauce. Stir until thickened. Reduce to a simmer until meatballs are finished cooking.
  • Serve meatballs over rice and top with sauce. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and sesame seeds.


Serve with rice and pineapple salsa for a complete meal!


Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 2880mg | Potassium: 921mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 6mg
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Recipe adapted from Family Gone Healthy

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1 star
The sauce has way to much Soy sauce

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