Meatballs With Waikiki Sauce

Meatballs With Waikiki Sauce
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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

Ingredients

Meatballs

1 small (1/2 cup)
onion, finely chopped
1 pound
lean ground beef
1/4 cup
plain breadcrumbs
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients in bowl; mix well.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Variations:
  6. Swedish Sauce: Prepare meatballs as directed. Omit Waikiki Sauce. Combine 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, 1/2 cup 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.
  7. 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 Tips

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
Cholesterol
80mg
Carbohydrates
31g
Protein
16g
Fat
12g
Sodium
420mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

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