Hawaiian-Style Meatballs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Hawaiian-Style Meatballs Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Hawaiian-Style Meatballs

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"These sweet and sour Hawaiian meatballs add pizzazz to any appetizer or as a side dish."

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Original recipe makes 10 appetizer servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Mix together ground beef, chestnuts, soy sauce, brown sugar, onion powder, and garlic powder thoroughly in a large bowl. Form the mixture into 2 tablespoon-sized balls, and place onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. Stir together the apricot preserves and the cider vinegar, toss with meatballs in a clean bowl, then return to baking sheet, and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 25, 2007

These meatballs were a hit at my Luau themed baby shower! I added a little soy sauce to the apricot glaze. I just loved the crunchy addition of the chopped waterchestnuts. Even my picky husband liked them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2008

These were just okay for us. There wasn't enough sauce to really even coat them so I doubled the recipe, but we still didn't love them. With so many great meatball recipes, this isn't one that I'm likely to repeat. Sorry!


19 Ratings

Mar 16, 2008

My family liked the recipe as directed. I added some chili sauce to half of it and it was great like that too.

May 19, 2010

AMAZINGLY suprised! I am not a meatball fan and when I saw another foe - apricot jam - I tried to run. But the other half teased me so much I made them to prove a point - his point as it turns out :) These are fantastic, hot/cold, reheated, for lunch, dinner, bedtime snack. Served on ramen stir fried with veggies. SO GOOD. I did use an apritcot and pineapple jam instead of the straight apricot. Thanks for the yummies!

Dec 29, 2008

These were pretty good. Mine came out a little dry. I expected there to be more sauce on them. Good flavor, though.

Feb 27, 2008

I made this for my family and we loved it. I had to use Peach jam because we were out of apracot this worked well

Dec 18, 2007

The sauce was great. One of my guests actually said that they wanted to use a piece of bread to eat the rest of the sauce on their plate! Thanks for the recipe!

May 23, 2011

This recipe was delicious. I also substituted Peach jam for the apricot jam and it worked out well. Doubled the spices as well as the soy and the ingredients for the sauce, jam and vinegar. Added just an extra half Tb of brown sugar to balance out the extra soy. Not a fan of water chestnuts so cut out half and REALLY finely chopped up the remainder to the point of being minced. Meatballs were very moist. Doubling the sauce worked out well and we just heated what we had left and let everyone drizzle what they wanted over the rice and meatballs.


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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