Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Meatballs. Diana Rattray
Ratings
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen (8 to 12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
291 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
19g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pineapple flavors the sauce for this dish and chopped water chestnuts give the meatballs a little crunch.

Ingredients

  • For the Meatballs:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water chestnuts (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup oats (quick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 8 or 9 ounces pineapple (1 can tidbits, drained)
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper (green, chopped)

Steps to Make It

Combine meatball ingredients; shape into 1-inch balls and brown on all sides in oil. Drain and set aside. Begin sauce: Combine sugar, beef bouillon, vinegar, cornstarch, and 2 teaspoons soy sauce in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Boil sauce mixture until thickened; stir in pineapple, green pepper, and meatballs. Simmer for 30 minutes.