Tangy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe
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Tangy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p20

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.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

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

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Yummy!!!!"

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Super simple"

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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."

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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!"

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