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SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c. dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cans 13 1/4 oz. pineapple chunks in juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated or minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 green pepper large dice
  • 1 red pepper large dice

Instructions

Meatballs:

  1. Mix ingredients, shape into 20 (1 1/2 inch) balls. Cook in ungreased 9x13 pan in 400 degree oven until light brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  1. Cook meatballs as directed above; remove from cookie sheet, set aside.
  2. Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Stir in juice from pineapple, ginger and dry mustard. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Add meatballs and pineapple. Cover, simmer, stirring occasionally, 5-10 minutes. Stir in green and red pepper. Cover; simmer until crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Keep warm in chafing dish or crock-pot.
  3. Make approximately 24-28 (about 1 1/2 ") size meatballs.

Recipe Notes

-I wait to add the peppers until just before serving. It helps keep the veggie colors bright.

-These are great served over rice for dinner.