Asian Turkey Meatballs with Pineapple Glaze


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup toasted bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 (20 oz) can of pineapple chunks, drain and reserve juices
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 24 1 inch cubes
  • cocktail picks


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.
  • Mix the first 5 ingredients until well combined, then shape into 24 meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, mix the cornstarch, brown sugar, ginger, reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, sauce sauce and sesame oil.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and boils. About 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the meatballs, red pepper and pineapple chunks and heat through.
  • Thread each cocktail pick with a meatball, pineapple chunk and red pepper chunk.

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