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Polynesian Meatballs

Polynesian Meatballs- these from-scratch meatballs are coated in a sweet and sour glaze with pineapple tidbits and green bell pepper. Serve over white rice for a delicious meal or appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword glazed meatballs, ground beef casserole
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 340kcal



  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 3/4 cup Panko cumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teapsoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, juice reserved
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • rice for serving, optional


  • Combine all meatball ingredients EXCEPT oil in a large bowl. Mix just until evenly combined. Shape into meatballs that are 1 to 1 1/4-inchs across.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil, tilting pan to coat it with oil.
  • Add meatballs to skillet and cook until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs from skillet and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together cornstarch and brown sugar.
    Add the pienapple juice, water, vinegar and soy sauce and stir until smooth.
  • Add mixture, pineapple tidbits, and green pepper to the skillet and place over medium heat.
    Return meatballs to the skillet and coat in the sauce. Simmer until glaze is thickened and meatballs are cooked through. Add more water if glaze gets too thick.
  • Sprinkle with green onions and serve over rice.


Makes about 36 meatballs.


Calories: 340kcal