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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Sweet and Sour Ham Balls

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Category: Meat, Main Dish, Low Calorie

 Ingredients List

  • Beaten egg
  • 1 c Bran flakes cereal
  • 1/3 c Skim milk
  • 1/4 ts Ground ginger
  • 1/2 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb Ground fully cooked ham
  • 15 1/4 oz Can pineapple chunks
  • 1 c Thinly sliced carrots
  • 1/2 c Chicken broth
  • 1/4 c Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tb Cornstarch
  • 2 tb Honey
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • 1 c Fresh, or frozen pea pods


In a large bowl combine egg, bran flakes, milk, and ginger. Let stand 5
minutes. Add meat and mix well. Shape into 24 meatballs.
Arrange meatballs in a 12x7.5x2" baking dish. Bake, uncovered, in a 350
deg oven for 30 minutes. Spoon off fat.
Meanwhile, for sauce, drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set broth aside.
In a large saucepan cook carrots in chicken broth, covered, for 5 minutes
or just till tender. Do not drain.
Combine vinegar, cornstarch, honey, and soy sauce. Stir into carrot
mixture. Stir in reserved pineapple juice. Cook and stir till thickened and
bubbly. Stir in pea pods and cook 2 minutes more. Stir in pineapple; heat
through. Gently stir in meatballs to coat with sauce. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
Place meatballs in a microwave safe 12x7x2" baking dish. Micro-cook,
loosely covered with waxed paper, on 100% power (high) for 5-7 minutes,
rearranging once. Drain. Prepare sauce as directed above. Per serving: 249
calories, 19 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 792
mg sodium, 483 mg potassium

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