Monday, April 20, 2015

Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

These are so good as an appetizer or as a main dish for any meal. Serve them on a toothpick or over a fluffy bed of rice. They are delicious and very addicting....sweet and savory all mixed up into each bite. And for a little kick, add as much as you want with some red pepper flakes! 

Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (any brand)
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
pinch red pepper flakes (optional and only if you want a kick)
1 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup crushed pineapple

Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze

1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl mix well. Form mixture into 1 to 1 1/2-inch meatballs. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. When oil is hot, add the meatballs and brown on all sides, turning with tongs. You just want to brown them at this stage you will cook them through later. 


In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, pineapple juice, ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar, and honey together.

When the meatballs have browned, pour the sauce ingredients over the meatballs and gently turn the meatballs to coat them in the sauce. Heat the sauce for about 3-5 minutes.

In a separate small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch into the 1/2 cup cold water. Add the cornstarch/water mixture to the sauce being careful to mix around the meatballs so you don't break them apart. Continue to simmer the meatballs in the sauce over low heat until sauce is thick and the meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes. If sauce gets too thick you can add water. Serve over rice. 

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  1. This sound wonderful!!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes and your talent. I look forward to all you post.

  2. This is also good using ground chicken instead of the ground beef :-)


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