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Hawaiian Meatballs and Rice Recipe
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Hawaiian Meatballs and Rice

Tender meatballs simmered in barbecue sauce and crushed pineapple and served with rice for a taste of Hawaii

15
Prep Time
(MINUTES)
30
Total Time
(MINUTES)
4
Servings
3.2 of 5 (55 ratings) Review This Recipe | See All Reviews

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz each) crushed pineapple in juice, divided
  • 1 cup Hunt's® Original Barbecue Sauce, divided
  • 1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
  • 2-1/4 cups instant brown rice, uncooked, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup frozen chopped green bell pepper

Nutrition Information

575
Calories
18g
Total Fat
32g
Protein
Serving Size: 4 servings (6 meatballs with sauce and 1 cup rice each)
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Directions

  1. Stir together half the pineapple and 3/4 cup barbecue sauce in small bowl; set aside.
  2. Mix remaining pineapple, remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, beef, 1/4 cup rice, salt and pepper in large bowl until well blended. Shape mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1-1/4 inches each. Place in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray; spoon sauce mixture over meatballs.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir gently and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 16 to 18 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
  4. Meanwhile, prepare remaining 2 cups rice according to package directions, omitting salt and butter and adding bell pepper. Serve meatballs and sauce over rice.
Nutrition Information close
Amount per Serving
Calories 575  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 18 g 27%
Saturated fat 6 g 30%
Cholesterol 92 MG 31%
Sodium 734 MG 31%
Carbohydrate 74 g 25%
Dietary fiber 5 g 19%
Sugars 27 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin A   2%
Vitamin C   29%
Calcium   7%
Iron   30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Ratings & Reviews
38 Reviews for Hawaiian Meatballs and Rice
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I also improvised (which I always do with recipes) and added the following: 1. dried parsley & dried basil 2. teriyaki sauce 3. thai pepper chili sauce 4. chopped scallions 5. cayenne 6. mandarin oranges & juice I put all liquid ingredients (with the pineapple & bbq sauce) into a food processor and pureed. Halved the liquid, some in the meatballs (adding scallions, green herbs and breadcrumbs last, to give the meatballs shape). Cooked on stove top til brown, then finished in the oven, pouring the remainder of sauce over the meatballs. Delicious, juicy, flavorful...hot, spicy, sweet and tangy. Very tropical.
WriterRoxanne,
Oct 19, 2014
im no chef but i made this for my girlfriend and myself and she loved it and so did i but i did use white rice instead of brown and i added brown sugar the second time drained the pineapple and when i added the meatballs to the pan i let them cook for like 3 mins then very gently rolled them before i added the sauce it kept them together better i also noticed that you dont really need to stir them after that so long as you spread the sauce evenly just give the pan a little swirl and it turned out great gently is the key
gently,
Aug 28, 2014
I made this tonight for my family and used my electric skillet and let it cook for the specified time and the sauce all cooked it dry, the meatballs fell apart and scorched and the taste of brown rice... well if you are cooking this, white rice works better! I will not use this particular recipe again and I will see if my family will ever talk to me again, since I ruined Sunday dinner!
A cooks nightmare,
Aug 17, 2014
i have made this dish and it is awesome to taste, not this one i did what most have said add a base, any veggie you like brown meatballs, finish in oven with pineapple bbq sauce for about 40min cook rice in pineapple juice and water and enjoy!
just saying,
Jul 13, 2014
I was so glad this recipe had no onions and garlic. I hate both. The meatballs were so moist and sweetI loved them. I'll make this over and over.
Me,
May 20, 2014
I had precooked meatballs on hand from Sams club and used this recipe as a base, simply cooking them in the barbecue and pineapple... worked great.
mforbeskc,
May 12, 2014
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