Sweet N Sour Meatballs Recipe
I often serve these meatballs as an appetizer at parties or over steamed rice as a main entree for dinner.
- 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
- 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
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
- 2. In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil, turning often. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside; drain.
- 3. To the skillet, add the pineapple, green peppers, sugar, vinegar, oil and soy sauce. Cover and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Return meatballs to skillet; simmer until meat is no longer pink.
- 4. 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.
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.
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