Meatballs with Ginger & Pineapple

Meatballs with Ginger & Pineapple

Meatballs with Ginger & Pineapple

If you're looking for a healthy recipe that will resonate with your children, have a ball with these tender turkey and pork meatballs with a tropical twist. Prepared with pineapple and ginger, they're bursting with flavor. They also make a great opener for any gathering.

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3

Ingredients
1 lb. ground turkey breast (97% fat-free) 1/2 lb. ground pork tenderloin 1 tbsp. finely minced ginger 2 tbsp. oyster sauce 1 tbsp. lite soy sauce 2 tsp. peanut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup diced carrot, peeled 2 cups low fat, low sodium chicken broth 1 cup pineapple juice 2 tbsp. pineapple juice concentrate, do not dilute 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. cornstarch or arrowroot powder 2 tbsp. water

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Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the turkey, pork, ginger, oyster sauce and soy sauce in a large bowl and shape into meatballs. Place the meatballs, in a non-stick baking dish and bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the carrots and sauté for 4 minutes. Add the broth and pineapple juice and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat, add the pineapple juice concentrate and brown sugar, and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix the cornstarch with the water and add it to the sauce. Cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Uncover the meatballs and add the sauce. Bake for 10 minutes and serve.

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