Ginger-Spiced Turkey Meatballs Glazed with Sweet Pineapple Soy Glaze

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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6
Servings
399
Calories Per Serving
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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.

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
43g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Protein
28g
57%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
10µg
1%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
44.7%
Vitamin C
9mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.1%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
51mg
5%
Fiber
0.8g
3.1%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
27µg
7%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
50%
Phosphorus
268mg
38%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
527mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.6%
Sodium
1315mg
55%
Sugars, added
34g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8%
Zinc
2mg
16%

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