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Yummy Sweet ‘n’ Sour Meatballs

My sister served these meatballs as a holiday treat one year. Now, when I make them, someone always asks for the recipe.—Gigi Trapp, Mt. Caramel, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into bite-size pieces

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; crumble beef over top and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • In a skillet, brown meatballs on all sides, turning often; remove and set aside. Drain fat.
  • For sauce, add the brown sugar and cornstarch to the skillet. Stir in the pineapple, vinegar and soy sauce until blended. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add green pepper; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until tender. Return meatballs to skillet and heat through.

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