Polynesian Meatballs

Carol Junkins


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!

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15 Min
30 Min


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1 can(s)
(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
egg (lightly beaten)
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp
orange marmalade

How to Make Polynesian Meatballs


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Scoop 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.
  • 3While 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.
  • 4Top cooked meatballs with sauce, Serve over hot cooked rice with additional green onions and garnish with pineapple chunks, if desired
    Serves 6-8

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About Polynesian Meatballs

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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