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Aloha Subs

Aloha Subs are your favorite sweet, tangy, spicy Hawaiian flavors packed in a juicy sub sandwich! These Aloha Meatball Subs are loaded with tender Hawaiian meatballs layered on a bed of fresh pineapple, smothered with melty pepper Jack cheese, and topped with fresh crunchy snow pea slaw. These meatball subs are a tantalizing, exotic flavor, texture explosion in every bite! Be excited. Be very excited.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • 4-6 hoagie/sub rolls (number depends on size/how many meatballs will fit on roll)
  • 4 pineapple rings, cut in half lenghtwise
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese


Aloha Pineapple Sauce

Easy Sweet Chili Aioli

Snow Pea Slaw

  • 12 snow peas, ends trimmed, thinly sliced and cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced and cut in half
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Meatballs: Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Add meatball ingredients to a large bowl and mix until evenly combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal parts, then roll each part into 4 balls (so you have 16 meatballs) and place on baking sheet. Bake for approximately 12 minute.
  • Snow Pea Slaw: While meatballs are baking, combine Slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Sweet Chili Aioli: Whisk together ingredients in a small bowl and lightly brush on both sides of rolls. Top bottom side of rolls with single layer of pineapple, cutting to fit rings as necessary. (I used 3/4 ring for each roll). Set aside.
  • Aloha Pineapple Sauce: Whisk together pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Set aside. Heat 1 teaspoon olive/coconut oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add ginger and garlic and saute for 30 seconds Add whisked together Aloha Sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer. Once sauce begins to thicken, add baked meatballs, reduce to medium low and continue to simmer 5 minutes, spooning sauce over meatballs as it simmers.
  • Assemble: Top pineapple lined rolls, with 3-4 meatballs (or whatever fits your roll). Sprinkle evenly with cheese and broil until buns are golden and cheese is melted. Top with Snow Pea Slaw and devour!