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Tangy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe

Tangy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe

A tangy sauce, combine with green pepper and pineapple, tranforms Ruther's pre-made meatballs into a delightful main dish served over rice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 batch of 30 meatballs (frozen or thawed)
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Add water to juice if needed to measure 1 cup; pour into a large skillet. Add 1/3 cup water, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and cornstarch; stir until smooth.
  • 2. Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Add the pineapple, meatballs and green pepper.
  • 3. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (5 each) equals 449 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Tangy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"I like it with homemade meatballs instead of frozen pre made."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"This is a regular meal in my house. Everyone loves it. Very simple, very quick, great flavor. You can get away with reducing the brown sugar if you want to, which I usually do. I don't usually have pepper on hand and that's fine too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This is one of my favorite meals to fix. It is easy and has a wonderful flavor."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Yummy!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Super simple"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"I thought this was the good recipe I got from TOH years ago. It's not. This should be called Candied Meatballs & listed as a dessert. Absolutely disgusting! A waste of perfectly good food. Much, much too sweet even after tripling the vinegar. Downright nasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"I used Italian meat balls, not so good but the sauce was amazing. Im going to try it with chicken or pork soon. Soooo yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"This was so scrumptious!!!! My husband absolutely loved it and said to make sure to incorporate into one of our regular dinners. It was also a nice, light dinner. Will definitely make this again! Not to mention, it is super simple to throw together. Yum!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"I made this recipe for a party. I am allergic to pinapple so I substituted canned peaches - YUM. There wasn't a meatball left in the pan! I put the sauce together the night before the party - it was so easy. The day of the party I tossed in the meatballs and baked the whole thing as directed. This is a wonderful recipe and I will definately make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"This was quick, easy and tasty. Great to make on weeknights."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"This recipe taste like you were in the kitchen for hours slow simmering! I added 1/2 red bell pepper for added color and little extra vinegar and soy sauce and it taste like a chinese dish! It was a hit my family loved it, this is diffently my new meatball recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"Love the flavor, it's sweet. This is a quick meal to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I never made anything like this before,but my family loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"It was delicious. All 4 of my children even liked it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2011

"This was an easy recipe to make and my family really enjoyed it. I recommend it to anyone that likes to cook quickly and have the taste of something that took all day to fix."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"This dish was a hit at my church and yes I would make it AGAIN."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"Very fast easy and simple to make!! My boy just loves it and so did my sister and nephew and my neighbors!! very good and tasty!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"very easy to make & my family loves it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"I made this a few times, it is super easy and delicious. Recently, I made this for a church potluck and was asked for the recipe by 2 people and the pot was completely empty."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.