Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

I was excited by the idea of Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs, but the actual result was even better than I imagined!

If you haven’t tried Caribbean Jerk Seasoning before, it’s a Jamaican hot spice mixture, generally rubbed on pork or chicken. In this meatball recipe I combined both pork and chicken with a Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste that I have absolutely fallen in love with!

You can grab a jar of the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste on Amazon, (seriously, what did we do before Amazon Prime?!) or you can usually find a dry Jerk seasoning blend at most major grocery stores.

I tried this recipe twice, both with a dry Jerk seasoning blend I found at the grocery store, and the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste. Both turned out great, but the boyfriend and I both preferred the flavor of the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Skewers

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Lime Dressing (←click link for recipe)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste 
  • ½ pineapple (cubed)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced into 1” squares)

Begin by preparing the honey lime dressing (recipe can be found through the link, I promise it’s super simple!)

Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the diced onions 3-5 minutes.

Add the cooked onions, ground chicken, ground pork, breadcrumbs, eggs and jerk seasoning to a large bowl.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients, then form into 1 ½-2 inch diameter meatballs. This should make 20-25 meatballs.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

Skewer three pieces of bell pepper and pineapple onto 8 skewers, alternating pineapple, then bell pepper.

Bell Pepper Pineapple Skewers

Heat a grill over medium heat. Add the pineapple bell pepper skewers and meatballs to the grill.

Grill the meatballs and pineapple bell pepper skewers for 5 minutes, flip both and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.

Remove from the grill and serve immediately.

The meatballs can then be added to the skewers and served like so ↓

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Skewers

Or simply serve the meatballs with the grilled skewers of pineapple & bell pepper on the side.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

Drizzle the honey lime dressing over the meatballs, or serve on the side.

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

This is one of those O-M-G, flavor explosion in your mouth kind of recipes!

From the jerk seasoned meatballs, to the juicy grilled pineapple, to the sweet & zesty honey lime dressing, it’s seriously amazing!

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

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Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8

Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey Lime Dressing (click link for recipe)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
  • ½ pineapple (cubed)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced into 1” squares)

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing the Honey Lime Dressing (recipe can be found through the link, I promise it’s super simple!)
  2. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the diced onions 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked onions, ground chicken, ground pork, breadcrumbs, eggs and jerk seasoning to a large bowl.
  4. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients, then form into 1 ½-2 inch diameter meatballs.
  5. Skewer three pieces of bell pepper and pineapple onto 8 skewers, alternating pineapple, then bell pepper.
  6. Heat a grill over medium heat.
  7. Add the pineapple bell pepper skewers and meatballs to the grill.
  8. Grill the meatballs and pineapple bell pepper skewers for 5 minutes, flip both and grill for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  9. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.
  10. Drizzle the honey lime dressing over the meatballs, or serve on the side.
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Caribbean Jerk Chicken and Pork Meatballs Recipe