The holiday frenzy often leaves everyone rushing around trying to get ready for parties. Minute® Rice is quick and easy to prepare and is a great pantry staple. When meal and party time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your guests will love!
I chose the Brown Minute® Rice to be the starting ingredient in my Easy Baked Appetizer Meatballs recipe. If you like the nutty, rich flavor of brown rice, Minute 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice is a delicious, nutritious option, as it has the same nutritional values as regular long cooking brown rice, but is ready in just 10 minutes, – just ¼ the time of regular brown rice. Both Minute® Brown and White Rice are gluten free, too.
I am dying to try the new Minute® Multi-Grain Medley! It is the newest product from Minute® Rice with a blend of four gluten-free foods and made with 100% whole grains, including long grain brown rice, Thai red rice, wild rice and quinoa and it conveniently cooks in 10 minutes. I want to try the recipe with this next time.
Ingredients Easy Baked Appetizer Meatballs Recipe
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup Brown Minute® Rice, uncooked
8 oz. canned crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
2 tsp salt
1/2 bottle french dressing
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Instructions Easy Baked Appetizer Meatballs Recipe
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Grate the ginger.
Mix beef, rice, pineapple, cheese, salt, parsley, onions, egg and ginger in medium bowl. Shape into small 1-inch meatballs. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes or until browned.
Mix together French dressing and soy sauce. Serve meatballs with dressing mixture and tooth picks.
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24 thoughts on “Easy Baked Appetizer Meatballs”
Mmm these look delicious. I have wanted to try and make homemade meatballs for a long time now, and these look like something I could probably handle!
Those look like a great appetizer I can take to a New Year’s Ever party I am going to. Those little toothpicks are cute too!
I never think of putting rice in my meatballs, I always use quick oats. Gonna try this one next time, thanks!
Oh these sound amazing. What a great appetizer to share during the holidays. Thanks for sharing.
Those sound delicious. I’m a HUGE fan of meatballs. They’re great for main dishes as well as appetizers.
I love meatballs! Hubby always makes monster meatballs for our spaghetti. Never used them as an appetizer, though, great idea!
I love quick and easy! I have never made meatballs even though my kids keep saying they love them from school. Looks yummy!
Those look delicious! There’s no better appetizer than meatballs, in my opinion.
Oh these look really tasty! My toddlers love meatballs, I will have to try these!
Mmm, a new meatball recipe! I like it!! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!
I love that you added the Brown Minute® Rice,! That makes the meat stretch farther but also adds a great flavor and texture!
These look like delicious appetizers. The whole lot of them would be gone in an instant.
Food with Toothpicks are always more fun! We call rice meatballs porcupine meatballs, and we LOVE THEM!
I need to try these! They look delicious!!
I love meatballs. These look great!
I have never made meatballs, but these sound amazing. The Parmesan cheese sounds great in them!
Meatballs are a favourite of mine, these look so yummy!
I bet the pineapple really makes these unique! Sounds great!
I would have never thought of adding rice to my meatballs, that is a great idea!
Yum! These would make such great appetizers for our holiday meal. Thanks for the recipe!
I love how easy these are! Are, it would never occur to me to add the pineapple but I really need to try it now!
I’ve never tried the brown rice in an application like this. Your meatballs sound and look amazing. I can’t wait to try it.
These look so yummy. Pineapple is a favorite of mine. Can’t wait to try this recipe.