SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS

 

  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups pineapple juice (reserved), plus water if necessary (to measure)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14 oz) can pineapple tidbits, juice drained & reserved as above

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder in a bowl & mix well, shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Brown meatballs in nonstick frying pan, drain on paper towel & place into large ungreased casserole dish.
  • To make sauce, combine brown sugar & cornstarch in large saucepan, whisking in pineapple juice/water combination until mixture is smooth.
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce & worcestershire, stir.
  • Simmer, uncovered, on medium-low heat for about 8 minutes or until thickened.
  • Pour sauce over meatballs & add pineapple tidbits, stir gently to combine until meatballs are covered. Bake for 30 mins.
  • This is awesome with rice for a meal, or on their own as an appetizer.
  • To shake things up a bit try adding some chopped green & red pepper or even onion.

Notes

Categories: Appetizer  Beef  Dinner  Main Dish  Oven  Potluck  Sour  Sweet 

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