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Waikiki Meatballs Recipe

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This recipe for Waikiki Meatballs, by , is from Grandmother Sullivan's Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sue Piazza
Added: Friday, June 1, 2007


1 1/2 lbs ground beef
2/3 C. cracker crumbs
1/3 C. minced onion
1 egg
1/3 C. vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 C milk
1 Tbsp. shortening
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 can (13 1/2 oz) pineapple tidbits
1/3 C. chopped green pepper

Mix thoroughly beef, crumbs, onion, egg, salt, ginger & milk. Shape mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into balls. Melt shortening in large skillet; brown & cook meatballs. (remove meatballs; keep warm). Mix cornstarch & brown sugar. Stir in reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, soy sauce until smooth. Pour into skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixure thickens & boils. Boil & stir 1 minute. Add meatballs, pineapple tidbits & green pepper. Heat through. Serve on rice.

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