Finely Ground Beef, Frozen by the US Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe

  • Serves: 4




  1. Soak crackers and onion in milk until all milk is absorbed.
  2. Beat in egg and seasonings with a fork.
  3. Thoroughly mix in ground beef.
  4. Form mixture into 12 balls.
  5. Brown raw meatballs in hot fry pan about 10 minutes, turning frequently.


  1. Drain pineapple, saving juice - set chunks aside.
  2. Add water to reserved pineapple juice to make ¾ cup.
  3. Pour liquid over meatballs, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add reserved pineapple chunks and green pepper squares.
  5. Mix seasonings, cornstarch and water. Stir into mixture. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes.
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