Meatballs With Waikiki Sauce

Meatballs With Waikiki Sauce

Try either the Swedish sauce or Thai Curry sauce as a variation to serve with these great tasting meatballs.

20 min.prep time 35 min.total time
6 servings
151 Rating

Ingredients

Meatballs

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Waikiki Sauce

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 small (3/4 cup) red bell pepper, chopped
1 (10- to 12-ounce) jar sweet and sour sauce
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, undrained
2 tablespoons sweetened flaked coconut

Rice

Hot cooked rice or noodles
Sweetened flaked coconut, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine all meatball ingredients in bowl; mix well.

Shape meatballs into 24 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place into ungreased 13x9-inch baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center of meatballs are no longer pink. Drain off fat.

Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; add bell pepper. Cook over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes or until pepper is softened. Stir in sweet and sour sauce, pineapple with juice, coconut and cooked meatballs. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are heated through. Serve over rice or noodles. Garnish with coconut, if desired.

 

Variations:

Swedish Sauce: Prepare meatballs as directed. Omit Waikiki Sauce. Combine 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, 1/2 sour cream, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Reduce heat to medium-low; add cooked meatballs. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are heated through.

Thai Curry Sauce: Prepare meatballs as directed. Omit Waikiki Sauce. Combine 1 cup light coconut milk, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 tablespoons light soy sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Reduce heat to medium-low; add cooked meatballs. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are heated through.

Recipe Tip

Meatballs can be frozen for up to 3 months in a resealable plastic freezer bag or container.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving without rice or noodles)

Calories: 290

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 420mg

Carbohydrates: 31g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 16g

Recipe #13133©2004Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

My family loved this recipe served over noodles and some had it over rice and it is good either way.

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