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Ginger-Spiced Turkey Meatballs Glazed with Sweet Pineapple Soy Glaze

Kathy Fang

These turkey meatballs are perfect to go with any main dish or to serve even as appetizers. They can be made by grilling or baking. 

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Ingredients

For the turkey meatballs

  • 1 1/2 Pound ground turkey meat
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon ginger powder
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon xiao xing wine
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil

For the pineapple glaze

  • 2 Cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup white sugar
  • 1/4 Cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons cherry balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon white pepper
  • Chopped pineapple, for garnish

Directions

For the turkey meatballs

Mix all ingredients for the meatball until fully incorporated.

Scoop a large tablespoon of ground meat and hand-roll meatballs into small balls.

In a large pan, heat oil and place each meatball into the pan until the pan is full. Turn the meatballs until all sides are brown.

Turn to lower heat and add pineapple glaze. Cover with a lid and let it simmer until the sauce is absorbed by the turkey meatballs. Uncover, flip meatballs, and coat evenly. 

Remove the meatballs once the sauce is mostly absorbed and glazed. Use a skewer and place 2 meatballs on each wooden skewer. 

Alternative:  These meatballs can also be grilled or baked. 
Baking Temperature: 375 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes with the pineapple glaze poured over it and baste the meatballs similar to the wings.

For the pineapple glaze

In a separate sauce pan, place all pineapple glaze ingredients together and simmer until sauce thickens.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving399
Total Fat9g14%
Sugar43gN/A
Saturated2g8%
Cholesterol76mg25%
Protein28g57%
Carbs51g17%
Vitamin A10µg1%
Vitamin B121µg23%
Vitamin B60.9mg44.7%
Vitamin C9mg14%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.2mg1.1%
Vitamin K1µg1%
Calcium51mg5%
Fiber0.8g3.1%
Folate (food)27µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium61mg15%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)10mg50%
Phosphorus268mg38%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium527mg15%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg16.6%
Sodium1315mg55%
Sugars, added34gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg8%
Zinc2mg16%