Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs

Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs

"Looking for a savory recipe that combines a hint of pineapple and a dash of soy sauce? These meatballs contrast those flavors in a delightful way. My husband and two young sons request them often. --Joyce Penney of St. Mary's, Ontario"
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50 m servings
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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice (discarding remaining juice or save for another use). Set the juice and pineapple aside. In a bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 40 meatballs.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, brown meatballs in oil; drain. Cut green peppers into chunks. Add broth, peppers and reserved pineapple to meatballs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Stir in the vinegar, soy sauce and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Add to meatball mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over rice.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup meatball mixture with 3/4 cup rice) equals 456 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 755 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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made these for the first time ever. will certainly make again. i made fresh breadcrumbs from 2 slice of texas toast style whole wheat bread. i used 2 huge cloves of garlic. and i added a bit of ...

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Sorry to be in the minority here, but my family just did not like these meatballs. The only thing I changed was to add a dash of catsup and soy sauce to the actual meatball for added flavor, an...

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made these for the first time ever. will certainly make again. i made fresh breadcrumbs from 2 slice of texas toast style whole wheat bread. i used 2 huge cloves of garlic. and i added a bit of ...

I came to all recipes wanting a sweet-and-sour meatball recipe and this is the only one to pop up and I was nervous since it had no rating and I'm really glad I tried it. It was awesome and very...

This turned out delicious! I didn't use the whole can of pineapple chunks; the taste was still outstanding. In addition to cooking the meatballs in an oiled pan, I also baked them for extra crun...

yay something a little different to do with hamburger!!! Very similar to sweet and sour chicken i grew up on... meat balls came out terific..used seasoned bread crumbs and garlic powder instead ...

I made a TRIPLE batch of this yummy dish. Some items were simply tripled. But, I reduced the vinager instead of putting 1 1/2 cups, I just put 1 cup in it. Then I increased the chicken broth t...

Absolutely fantastic! When I told my husband what I was making, he gave me an "okaaaay" kind of look, and could tell he was kind of nervous about it. As I was making it, he kept commenting on h...

This recipe was FANTASTIC!! I thought my husband wouldn't like sweet and sour meatballs, but I couldn't resist making them because the recipe looked too good to pass up...and he loved it!! It's ...

This is a good recipe! Even my picky 8 year old devoured all the pineapple and meatballs. I think next time I will use a little less apple cider vinegar though, it was a bit much for me. Overa...

Sorry to be in the minority here, but my family just did not like these meatballs. The only thing I changed was to add a dash of catsup and soy sauce to the actual meatball for added flavor, an...

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