Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Pineapple BBQ Meatballs are delicious homemade meatballs smothered in a pineapple BBQ sauce you can whip up from scratch in 5 minutes. Serve them over rice with an Asian-inspired coleslaw for a healthy family meal.

course  : Main Course, Dinner
cuisine : American

PREP TIME 30 minutes
COOK TIME 15 minutes
CHILLING TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 50 minutes

servings 4 people
CALORIES 368 kcal
author Nora

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE MEATBALLS:

  • 1 pound ground turkey lean beef or pork
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 scallion finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for baking

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon molasses NOT blackstrap
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil optional
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder
  • 1 cup finely diced pineapple OR canned crushed pineapple

INSTRUCTIONS

MAKE THE MEATBALLS:

  1. Mix the ingredients: Place all ingredients EXCEPT for the oil in a large bowl. Using a handheld mixer, mix very well until everything is evenly incorporated and sticks together. If you don't have a handheld mixer, you'll have to use your hands to knead the ingredients together very well.
  2. Shape meatballs: Using about 1.5 teaspoons of meat mix per meatball, shape meatballs and place them on a lightly oiled baking sheet. For a nicer shape, freeze them for 10 minutes (but this is entirely optional! Just for looks).
  3. Bake meatballs: Preheat the oven to 410°F. Bake the meatballs for 10-12 minutes or until browned and no longer pink in the middle.

WHILE THE MEATBALLS ARE BAKING, MAKE THE SAUCE:

  1. Whisk all ingredients for the sauce EXCEPT for the pineapple together in a large skillet. Stir in the pineapple, then bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.

FINISH THE DISH:

  1. Place the baked meatballs in the skillet with the sauce and put it back over low head. Gently toss the meatballs with the sauce until they're nicely glazed.

RECIPE NOTES
Nutrition is an estimate.

Source : https://www.savorynothings.com/pineapple-bbq-meatballs/

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