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Hawaiian Meatballs


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Seasoning salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup red vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy or stir-fry sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar maraschino cherries with juice
  • Cooked white rice

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  1. Season the ground beef with seasoning salt and form into meatballs. Add an egg to hold it together, if you like.
  2. Brown the meatballs in a hot skillet, being careful not to let them stick.
  3. Drain the pineapple, keeping the juice for the sauce. Add the pineapple and carrots and simmer gently for a while.
  4. Remove the meatballs from the pan.
  5. Add the pineapple juice, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, salt, pepper and ginger. When it starts to simmer, stir in the cornstarch paste. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the maraschino cherries and juice, simmer for 5 more minutes, and serve over rice!

For party fare, spear with party picks and arrange on wooden platter, or keep warm in a crock pot.