Review Recipe

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Juicy homemade meatballs and tender crisp veggies in a sweet tangy sweet & sour sauce!  
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Ingredients

Meatballs
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup bread crumb
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cup minced onion
Veggies
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger fresh, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 14 ounce can pineapple tidbits, juice reserved

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Instructions

Meatballs
  1. Combine all meatball ingredients and mix together well. Form into 3/4 inch meatballs and place on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake meatballs at 350˚F for 20 minutes.

Assembly
  1. Whisk sauce ingredients (except cornstarch and water) and set aside.

  2. Cut veggies into 1 inch chunks, set aside.

  3. Cook onion until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add peppers and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the undrained pineapple, meatballs and sauce mixture along with ¼ cup water. Simmer 5 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
  5. Create a slurry with the cornstarch and water and add just enough to thicken as desired. You may not need all of the slurry. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 372, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 118mg, Sodium: 373mg, Potassium: 519mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Protein: 24g, Vitamin A: 1045%, Vitamin C: 51.9%, Calcium: 58%, Iron: 3.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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