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Jerk Pork Meatballs with Candied Pineapple
Jerk Pork Meatballs with Candied Pineapple

Jerk Pork Meatballs with Candied Pineapple

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Cook Minutes 45 Min
Prep : 45 Min
A perfect way to kick off your party, these spicy meatballs are made extra special from the sweet rum-flavoured pineapple and the BBQ dipping sauce.
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12 Servings
Original recipe yields 12 Servings
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1 lb. (450 g) lean ground pork
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 egg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. each dried thyme leaves and black pepper
1/2 cup Diana Marinade Caribbean Jerk, divided
24 fresh pineapple chunks (1 inch)
3 Tbsp. brown sugar, divided
2 Tbsp. dark rum
1/4 cup Diana Sauce Gourmet Original BBQ Sauce
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Step 1
Heat oven to 375°F.
Step 2
Mix meat, bread crumbs, onions, egg, cinnamon, thyme, pepper and 1/4 cup marinade just until blended. Roll into 24 (1-inch) meatballs; place on parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet.
Step 3
Bake 15 min. or until done (160ºF).
Step 4
Meanwhile, cook pineapple, 2 Tbsp. sugar and rum in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 6 to 8 min. or until pineapple is caramelized, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Step 5
Cover baking sheet with clean parchment sheet. Thread 1 each pineapple chunk and meatball onto each of 24 small skewers; place on prepared baking sheet.
Step 6
Bake 10 min. Meanwhile, mix remaining marinade, sugar and barbecue sauce until blended.
Step 7
Serve skewers with barbecue sauce mixture.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Make Ahead
Prepare recipe as directed, except omit the final 10-minute baking time. Cool, then refrigerate meatballs up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake in 375ºF 10 to 12 min. or until heated through.
Substitute apple juice for the rum.
Prepare using extra-lean ground beef, turkey or chicken.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 5 g
Saturated fat 1.5 g
8 %
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 115 mg
5 %
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin A
2 %
Vitamin C
15 %
2 %
6 %
12 servings, 2 skewers each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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