POLYNESIAN MEATBALLS

Ingredients

1 can  (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, divided

1 pkg  (20 oz.) ground turkey or chicken

2 cups brown rice

3/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced and divided

1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, divided

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons orange marmalade

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.  Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Drain 1/2 cup crushed pineapple for meatballs. Reserve remaining pineapple and juice for sauce.
  • Combine ground turkey or chicken, cooked rice, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup green onions, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, egg, ginger and nutmeg in large bowl. Mix well.
  • Scoop mixture and gently roll into desired meatball size (we suggest about the size of a golf ball); place meatballs on aluminum foil-lined baking sheet with sides. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  • While meatballs are baking, to make sauce, combine remaining pineapple and juice, remaining 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and orange marmalade in medium saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup green onions.
  • Top cooked meatballs with sauce.
  • If desired, serve meatballs over additional hot cooked rice and sprinkle with additional green onions.

TURKEY CHILLI BOWL

Chili

1 tablespoon butter
1 pound lean ground turkey

1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped

1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Topping

6 (3/4-ounce) slices American cheese, cut in half diagonally

Directions

 

Melt butter in 5-quart saucepan until sizzling; add ground turkey, onions, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned (10 to 12 minutes). Drain off fat.

Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes). Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended (30 to 40 minutes). Top each serving with cheese triangles.