Hawaiian Meatballs

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Like a Hawaiian pizza with ham, pineapple, and Maui sweet onions, these meatballs can be served as pinchos with toothpicks or not.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ham, ground
  • ½ lb. fresh pork, ground
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup minced celery
  • 2 Tbsp. minced Maui sweet onion
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. pineapple juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  • Mix the ham, ground pork, breadcrumbs, buttermilk, egg, celery, onion, pepper, and cloves together.
  • Form into small balls, cocktail meatball size, and place them 1" apart on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • For the glaze, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, and pineapple juice in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until combined and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Coat the meatballs with the glaze and serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ham, ground
  • ½ lb. fresh pork, ground
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup minced celery
  • 2 Tbsp. minced Maui sweet onion
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. pineapple juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.
  • Mix the ham, ground pork, breadcrumbs, buttermilk, egg, celery, onion, pepper, and cloves together.
  • Form into small balls, cocktail meatball size, and place them 1" apart on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • For the glaze, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, and pineapple juice in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until combined and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Coat the meatballs with the glaze and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium620mg
Total Carbohydrate22g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars10g
Protein17g