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I am always on the look out for new ways to use ground beef for meals and this Hawaiian ground beef was what I recently discovered. This is a tasty change that is basically a sweet and sour version of ground beef.
You’ll love how the sauce is super simple to make. The measurements for the sauce are easy to memorize too. My husband asked that next time I make more sauce, so I plan on doubling the sauce for us on the next go-around with this meal.
Canned pineapple chunks is what I used for this dish and I also used the juice included in the can for the pineapple juice needed when making this. However, if you have some fresh pineapple laying around it would be excellent to use instead of the canned. It would just elevate the flavor even more.
Hawaiian Ground Beef
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 red bell pepper cut into 1” chunks
- 1/2 green bell pepper or other color pepper cut into 1” chunks
- hot cooked rice
- In a skillet, add the beef and onion until the beef is fully cooked. Drain off any excess grease. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add in ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce and pineapple juice. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Add in the pineapple chunks and bell peppers. Mix well and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes to soften the bell peppers. Serve over cooker rice. Serves 4-6.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Make Healthy.