Classic meatballs covered in a delicious Hawaiian teriyaki sauce.

Difficulty: Level 1 (easy peasy)

Hands On Time: 20 minutes     Cook Time: 20 minutes      Total Time: 40 minutes     Servings: 6-8

I have been craving meatballs lately. I have no idea why or where this weird meatball obsession came from. But that is all I want lately. I’m pretty sure I ate these Hawaiian Baked Meatballs every day last week and they were just as delicious as the day before.

Look how easy these are: Start cooking the rice. Mix the meatballs. Bake the meatballs. Make the sauce. Toss meatballs in sauce and serve over rice. Also great with this 2 ingredient grilled pineapple recipe.

Baked Hawaiian Meatballs
Serves 6
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1.5 - 2 lbs ground beef
  2. ½ tsp salt
  3. ½ tsp pepper
  4. ½ tsp onion powder
  5. ½ tsp garlic powder
  6. 2 cloves garlic - minced
  7. 2 tsp soy sauce
  8. 1 tsp dried parsley
  9. 2 eggs
  1. ½ cup ketchup
  2. ½ cup soy
  3. ½ cup pineapple juice
  4. ⅓ cup honey or agave
  5. 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  6. 2 tbsp sherry
  7. ½ tsp ginger
  8. 2 cloves garlic - minced
  9. 1 cup water
  1. 2 cups cooked rice
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a medium/large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the meatballs (ground beef, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, minced garlic, soy sauce, parsley and eggs) until combined.
  3. Form meatballs (about 2 tbsp to form one meatball) and place on a tinfoil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. In a medium/large sauce pan, mix all ingredients for the sauce (ketchup, soy, pineapple juice, agave, vinegar, sherry, ginger, minced garlic and water) mix and heat through.
  5. When meatballs are done, toss in sauce and serve over rice.
The DIY Foodie


  1. Wow those look incredible. I now have a craving for meatballs haha. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe sometime soon it just sounds so good!
    ♡ Julia |

  2. Boom! Done! I have signed up via Meal Train to take dinner to a friend in need. I signed up for New Year’s Eve and was thinking appetizers. The family will be moving to Hawaii in the new year, so this is perfect!

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