Saturday, January 12, 2013

Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Sauce

1 lb ground beef *
½ C bread crumbs
1 egg 
¼ C pineapple juice (or broth)
2 Tbls minced onion
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
salt & pepper

Sauce Ingredients:
½ C brown sugar 
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
1 Tbls soy sauce
2 Tbls corn starch
 1 15-oz can pineapple chunks or tidbits
½ green pepper, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 350°. Thoroughly combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, pineapple juice, minced onion and Worcestershire. Season with salt & pepper. Roll into 1-1½" balls. Bake 20-25 minutes.While meatballs bake...

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce. Stir in corn starch. Place over medium heat and bring to boil. Remove from heat; stir in pineapple and green pepper.

Pour sauce over baked meatballs; bake an additional 15 minutes. ...or... place in slow-cooker/crock-pot on low heat to hot-hold for hours.
* These are  also delicious with ground turkey.

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