If you have ever wanted to make homemade meatballs, this sweet polynesian meatballs recipe is one to start with! You can make this baked meatballs recipe as an entree or as an appetizer!
Normally I stick to using frozen meatballs, but with Polynesian sweet and sour meatballs recipe you don’t have to! It is so simple to make up these meatballs and bake them in the oven right along with the tasty sauce.
The hardest part of making these meatballs is rolling them. But, you can make that even easier by getting a cookie scoop and making them all uniform that way. Plus then they will all bake evenly, win win!
Turn these meatballs into a full meal by serving them with our Instant Pot green beans, Hawaiian luau fried rice (or any rice), and a tasty Olive Garden fresh garden salad! Quinoa or cauliflower rice would also be great options too!
Ingredients You Need to Make Our Sweet Polynesian Meatballs Recipe:
- Olive oil
- Minced onion
- Minced garlic
- Crushed red pepper
- Bread crumbs
- Beaten eggs
- Dried parsley
- Grape jelly
- Chili sauce
- Cooked rice
How To Make Our Sweet Polynesian Meatballs Recipes:
When you are ready to begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Then in a large saute pan, add in the olive oil, let it heat up and then add in the minced onion and saute them over medium high heat for about 5-7 minutes.
Once the onions have cooked for a bit, add in the minced garlic and the crushed red pepper and continue to saute everything for another 1-2 minutes.
After cooking the onion and minced garlic, turn off the heat and let it cool down.
Now, in a large mixing bowl combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper until it is well combined.
When you are done mixing those ingredients together, add in the cooled onion and mix it together one more time.
Then scoop the balls into small golf ball sized meatballs, roll them into balls, and place them on a greased 9×13 inch that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the ball in rows with about an inch in between them.
After you have the meatballs made up, grab a small saucepan and combine the grape jelly and chili sauce in the pan over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until the sauce begins to bubble.
Once the sauce has thinned out and well combined, pour it over top of the meatballs and then place the sheetpan in the oven and bake the meatballs for 1 hour.
After the meatballs are cooked all the way through, remov them from the oven and serve them as appetizers or over rice!
To Make Polynesian Sweet and Sour Meatballs You Will Need:
- Small skillet
- Large mixing bowl
- Small saucepan
- Cookie scoop (one like THIS will work great!)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 9×13 inch sheet pan
Enjoy These Polynesian Meatballs With Cauliflower Rice
In an effort to keep things on the lower carb side, you can serve these delicious and super saucy meatballs recipe with cauliflower rice! Honestly, it is so good and you don’t even feel like you’re eating healthy, so give the cauliflower rice a try if you haven’t yet!
The Minimalist Baker gives you a great recipe to make your own homemade cauliflower rice! If not, the frozen box from the store works just as great too.
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Sweet Polynesian Meatballs Recipe
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion minced
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- pinch crushed red pepper
- 1½ pounds ground beef
- ⅔ cup bread crumbs
- ⅔ cup milk
- 2 eggs beaten
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- pinch crushed red pepper
- ½ cup grape jelly
- 12 ounces chili sauce 1 bottle
- 3 cups cooked rice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add olive oil to large saute pan then add the onions and bring to a medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Then add the garlic and the crushed red pepper and saute for another 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Add in cooled onions.
- Mix well and form into golf-ball sized meatballs.
- Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and place the meatballs in rows.
- In a small saucepan, combine the grape jelly and chili sauce over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, or until it starts to bubble. Pour sauce over meatballs and bake for 1 hour.
- Also good served with quinoa, brown rice, or with a side of steamed vegetables.
- Sauté pan
- Large Bowl
- 9×13 Inch Baking Dish
- Small Saucepan
Adapted from Sugar and Spice Gals
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