Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Here’s a recipe from my friend Terry Fowler, an author with Heartsong Presents. This makes a great meal or a tasty appetizer. You can make your own meatballs following the recipe below or if you don’t have time to spare, you can purchase frozen meatballs.

Meat Balls
1 lb hamburger
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 egg

Sweat and Sour Sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (13 ounce) can pineapple chunks
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 small green pepper, chopped

Meat Balls
Mix meat ball ingredients well and shape into balls.
Cook over medium heat, turning occasionally until brown, about 20 minutes.
OR bake in an ungreased oblong pan (13x9x2 inches), in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until light brown, 20-25 minutes.
Drain fat from meat balls.

Sweet& Sour Sauce.
Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in pan.
Stir in pineapple (with syrup), vinegar and soy sauce.
Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, reduce heat to simmer.

Add meat balls.
Cover, simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
Stir in green peppers.
Cover, simmer until green peppers are crispy-tender, about 5 minutes.

For a meal, the meatballs are really tasty served over a bed of rice. For an appetizer, place in a crockpot or warmer on low.


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