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Dressed-Up Meatballs

 Dressed-Up Meatballs
Frozen meatballs and a jar of sweet-and-sour sauce make this microwave meal a last-minute lifesaver when racing against the clock. The flavorful sauce is dressed up with a hint of garlic and nicely coats the colorful mixture of meatballs, carrots, green pepper and onion. -Ivy Eresmas, Dade City, Florida
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 pounds frozen fully cooked homestyle meatballs, thawed
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Hot cooked rice


  • Place meatballs in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; top with carrots,
  • onion, pepper and garlic. In a small bowl, mix sweet-and-sour sauce
  • and soy sauce; pour over meatballs.
  • Microwave, covered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until vegetables are
  • tender and meatballs are heated through, stirring twice. Serve with
  • rice. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 294 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.