Sweet and Tangy Meatballs Recipe
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Sweet and Tangy Meatballs Recipe

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Convenience items, including bottled barbecue sauce and canned pineapple and cranberry sauce, speed preparation of this sweet and tangy main dish. It's a snap to throw together, yet tastes like it took a lot of work. My family loves its Hawaiian flavor. -Nancy Decker, Lemoore Navel Air Station, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 6 unsweetened pineapple slices
  • 6 green pepper rings
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

6 meatballs (calculated without rice) equals 338 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 556 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine egg substitute and milk. Stir in the crumbs, onion and pepper. Add beef and mix well. Shape into 36 balls, about 1 in. each.
  2. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown meatballs; drain if necessary. Combine the cornstarch, pineapple juice, barbecue sauce and water until smooth; stir in cranberry sauce.
  3. Pour over meatballs. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; top with pineapple and green pepper.
  4. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p29

Nutritional Facts

6 meatballs (calculated without rice) equals 338 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 556 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"nice to try new things"

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"Very good! Tastes like something you'd order at a restaurant!"

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2009

"Made for dinner last night, and, since I had everything in, it was easy to put together."

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2009

"This IS a great recipe. It's even easier and faster by using store-bought frozen meatballs (beef or chicken). This meal can be put together in a very short time. Excellent!"

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2008

"Delicious! Easy to prepare and my family (including two picky eaters ages 2 & 4) loved it. Yumm...can't wait to make this one again!"

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