This appetizer of teriyaki pineapple meatballs changed so many times due to my family's suggestions that it eventually became a main course. I think the homemade sauce sets these meatballs apart. —Evette Nowicki, Oak Harbor, Washington
Preheat oven to 400°. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice; set pineapple aside. In a bowl, combine onion, peppers, bread crumbs, ginger, salt and reserved pineapple juice. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-in. balls.
Place next 6 ingredients in a blender; cover and process 1 minute. Place 2 tablespoons sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Add meatballs. Pour remaining sauce over meatballs. Bake, uncovered, until meat is no longer pink, 18-20 minutes. Place 1 pineapple chunk on each meatball; secure with a toothpick. If desired, garnish with green onions.