polynesian meatballs

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

Something different ! Pineapple, ground chicken or turkey, spice and orange marmalade ~ over rice !!!!! Got this recipe from a magazine advertising Minute rice and Dole crushed pineapple ~ had to try!

★★★★★ 3
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For polynesian meatballs

  • 1 can
    (20 oz. dole) crushed pineapple, divided
  • 1 pkg
    (20 oz) ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 c
    minute brown rice , uncooked
  • 3/4 c
    green onions, thinly sliced and divided
  • 1/2 c
    teriyaki sauce, divided
  • 1
    egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange marmalade

How To Make polynesian meatballs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Drain 1/2 cup crushed pineapple for meatballs. Reserve remaining pineapple and juice for the sauce. Combine ground turkey or chicken, rice, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 green onions, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, egg, ginger and nutmeg in large bowl. Mix well.
  • 2
    Scoop mixture and gently roll into desired meatball size, place meatballs on alumiun foil-lined baking sheet with sides. Bake 25-30 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  • 3
    While meatballs are baking to make sauce: Combine remaining pineapple and juice, remaining 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and the 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade in medium saucepan, heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup green onions.
  • 4
    Top cooked meatballs with sauce, Serve over hot cooked rice with additional green onions and garnish with pineapple chunks, if desired Serves 6-8