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Sweet N Sour Meatballs

 Sweet N Sour Meatballs
I often serve these meatballs as an appetizer at parties or over steamed rice as a main entree for dinner.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 2 medium green peppers, julienned
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil, turning often. Remove
  • with a slotted spoon and set aside; drain.
  • To the skillet, add the pineapple, green peppers, sugar, vinegar, oil
  • and soy sauce. Cover and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes.

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Sweet N Sour Meatballs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Return meatballs to skillet; simmer until meat is no longer pink.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into skillet. Bring
  • to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield:
  • about 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 328 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 416 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.