Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs


I had some leftover ground turkey and some leftover pineapple chunks and decided to make this delicious meatball meal for lunch recently.

That’s all. I don’t really have anything to say. It was yummy which is why I’m sharing!

Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs


1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
2 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp brown sugar

2 cups pineapple chunks
1 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

2. Mix together the ground turkey, onion, garlic, ginger, egg, panko, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Knead with your hands to combine well.

3. Roll the meat into 1-inch meatballs. Place on baking sheet.

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

5. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the water, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the cornstarch and raise the heat to medium-high. Bring the liquid to a boil, stirring.

6. Stir in the pineapple chinks. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 15 minutes. Add the meatballs and recover, cooking for 5 more minutes.

7. Serve with rice.

* serves 4
* 374 calories per serving (not including the rice)

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