Mix together 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, beef, onion, 1/4 cup rice, seasoned salt and pepper in large bowl until blended. Divide mixture into 24 portions; roll firmly into 1-1/4-inch balls.
Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Place remaining 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, pineapple and water in skillet; stir to combine. Place meatballs in skillet on top of sauce mixture.
Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F), stirring carefully. Uncover, simmer 2 to 3 minutes more or until sauce is thickened slightly.
Meanwhile, prepare remaining 2 cups rice according to package directions, omitting salt and butter and adding bell pepper. Serve meatballs and sauce over rice.
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kariAugust 11, 2016
I really enjoyed all of the flavor in this dish. when I made it, the meatballs didn't stay together well so next time I will use bread crumbs and eggs instead of the rice. but other than that- yum.
PDK June 10, 2016
Asked for a recipe for chicken and one for meatballs comes up. Big difference between and cow and a chicken last time looked.
SandraMay 23, 2016
I used a different bbq sauce that I had in my pantry. It had a bit of spiciness and that made the recipe even better. I also added some sweet Italian sausage to my ground beef. I thought I would have enough to freeze half but almost all of it got eaten. It was excellent!
JackieMay 16, 2016
This recipe looks so yummy! I am making it today! Can not wait to eat real Hawaiian food! Super excited!!!
JenApril 15, 2016
Great recipe! Thanks. ^_^ I don't care if it's "Hawaiian" or not, it turned out great. You have nothing to be ashamed of. ^_^
MeMarch 06, 2016
Never tried it, but don't you folks know that anything that has pineapple as an ingredient is authentically Hawaiian. Especially to mainlanders.