Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Meatballs

Have I mentioned how much I do love Asian food? If you didn't know, let me remind you. Oh boy, I do love me some good Asian food. I love trying my hand at making it too. Most of the time it's soy sauce on pasta with a little broccoli thrown in for good measure. Not real creative. But lately i've been purposely searching for recipes. I recently stumbled upon this one. I was super excited about making it too. It uses most things you'll find in your pantry with the exception of pineapple, which I don't normally keep in my pantry. Otherwise it's fairly inexpensive to make and so full of flavor that I just can't stand it!!! I hope you enjoy it!

Sweet and Sour Pineapple Meatballs

salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 pound ground beef (or if you prefer-turkey)
2 tbsp minced onion
1/4 C bread crumbs (store bought is fine-but I keep bread scrapes in my freezer for just such reasons)
1 egg
1/4 C buttermilk (if you have it-otherwise milk is fine)

1 tbsp oil
1 med. onion
1 med bell pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C ketchup
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp vinegar
1 can chopped pineapple- reserve juice

Make meatballs. Mix ingredients.

Cook in preheated 425 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
Set aside while making sauce.

For the sauce, heat oil in med. pan and add chopped onion and bell peppers. Cook until tender, drain oil. Mix ketchup and vinegar in bowl and add to veggies. Open the can of pineapple and pour the juice into a bowl. Add the cornstarch and make a paste. Add to veggie mixture.
Cook, stirring for 3-5 minutes. Stir in pineapple chunks and simmer for another 3 -5 minutes.

Add cooked meatballs and heat through.

Serve over brown rice (or white rice if you'd rather have that-I just like brown rice).

This really was tasty and very filling. Let me know how you like it if you try it!

HAPPY EATING!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Oh wow, those pictures are making my mouth water! I love sweet and sour, it looks so good!

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