Hawaiian Meatballs

Delicious, succulent meatballs that are smothered with a sauce that is sweet and tangy make for a side dish, appetizer or main dish. Serve with a side of vegetable fried rice and transport yourself to the Hawaiian islands.

Time: under 15 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1.5 lbs cooked Meatballs
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks or 1 can pineapple chunks drained1 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (optional)
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 small onion diced fine
  • 1/2 cup sweet red peppers chopped
  • 1 stem green onion chopped for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the bbq sauce, vinegar, soya sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha sauce
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan. When hot, add the onions, ginger, and garlic. Stir fry for a minute until the onions are translucent
  3. Add in the meatballs and the peppers and stir for a minute
  4. Pour the sauce and continue to stir fry until the meatballs are well coated with the sauce.
  5. Add in the pineapple. Turn the heat to simmer and cook for another two minutes
  6. Turn off the stove and sprinkle the spring onions over the meatballs
  7. Serve with a side of vegetabke fried rice or plain rice and a side of vegetables