Polynesian Glazed Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is from the Kraft foods website. It's very easy and tasty! I'm posting here so I can add to my shopping list. I tweaked it just a little bit, so it's not exactly as on the Kraft website. Try using maybe 1/2-3/4 of the pineapple as it can be a little overwhelming. I read that some people substituted chicken instead of the meatballs which I think would taste good, too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 cups frozen mixed peppers (green, yellow, red)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped (about 1 medium)
  • 14 cup barbecue sauce (I used Kraft honey)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained, liquid reserved
  • 12 ounces frozen meatballs
  • 2 cups instant rice, cooked as directed on package


  1. HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add peppers and onions; cook 5 minute or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  2. STIR in barbecue sauce, ginger, garlic powder and about 3/4 of the reserved pineapple liquid (can add more later if sauce is not thin enough). Add meatballs; mix lightly until evenly coated. Cook 10 minute or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally. Add pineapple; mix well.
  3. SERVE over the hot rice.


Most Helpful

I was looking for a easy recipe that called for frozen meatballs and I'm sure glad I found this one! It was very quick to make. I served mine over an onion and garlic rice pilaf I whipped up, and there were no leftovers. I liked the juice as it soaked into the rice and it was tasty! Didn't use any peppers as I was out, but this was still a hit! I also used hot and spicy bbq sauce, and two dashes of ground cayenne pepper. Thanks so much!

Melvin'sWifey February 24, 2008

A friend brought this to our party as an appetizer. It was delicious. I loved it! It was served without rice and we ate with toothpicks. I've saved it to my cookbook at make also. I'm going to try it with chicken too.

Kathy Orell August 13, 2007

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