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Hawaiian Burger Balls

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  Ground beef 2 Pound
  Egg 1
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (Salad Oil - 1 Cup)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onions 2 Large, peeled (Salad Oil - 1 Cup)
  Onions 2 Large, peeled, sliced
  Pineapple 14 Ounce, sliced
  Canned sliced pineapple 30 Ounce (1 Can, 1 Pound 14 Ounces)
  Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Molasses 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 4 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green pepper 1 Large, cut into pieces
  Green pepper 1 Large, quartered, seeded, and cut in bite-size pieces
  Cider vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1) Into a 2-cup measure, drain syrup from pineapple and pour in enough water to make 2 cups.
2) Cut 3 pineapple slices into half for garnishing.
3) Cut the remaining pineapple slices into cubes.

4) Take a large bowl and mix together ground beef, egg, walnuts, salt, pepper, and ginger in it until well-blended.
5) Figure the mixture into 16 balls.
6) In a large frying pan, heat vegetable oil and brown meat balls in it.
7) Using a slotted spoon, remove the balls and keep aside.
8) In the same frying pan, sauté onions in pan drippings just until soft.
9) Stir in syrup mixture, soy sauce and molasses and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
10) Add in meat balls and then simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
11) Take a cup and mix cornstarch with water in it to form a smooth paste.
12) Add this to meat-ball mixture and allow the mixture to thicken by stirring and boiling for 3 minutes.
13) Mix in green pepper, diced pineapple, and vinegar and cook slowly just until bubbly.

14) Transfer to a heated serving dish and serve hot with fluffy hot rice, if desired, garnishing with halved pineapple slices around edge.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1442 Calories from Fat 829

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 93 g143.1%

Saturated Fat 25.9 g129.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 212.9 mg71%

Sodium 1822.8 mg75.9%

Total Carbohydrates 112 g37.2%

Dietary Fiber 12.6 g50.4%

Sugars 67.9 g

Protein 49 g98.9%

Vitamin A 9.2% Vitamin C 274.6%

Calcium 14.2% Iron 28%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Hawaiian Burger Balls Recipe