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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Category: Main Dish, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1/2 c Quaker Oats, uncooked
  • -- (quick or old-fashioned)
  • 1 Egg; beaten
  • 1/2 c Catsup
  • 2 tb Finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 ts Garlic powder
  • 1/4 ts Ginger
  • 20 oz Canned chunk pineapple
  • -- (in heavy syrup)
  • 1/2 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 1/4 c Vinegar
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • 1 md Green bell pepper
  • -- cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • Hot cooked rice (optional)


Combine ground beef, oats, egg, 1/4 cup catsup, onion, garlic powder and
ginger; mix well. Shape to form about thirty 1-inch meatballs. In
medium skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat until evenly brown, about
15 minutes. Remove from skillet; drain.*

Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. In skillet, combine brown sugar and
cornstarch. Stir in reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar, remaining 1/4 cup
catsup and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring until thickened. Add
meatballs, pineapple and green pepper; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about
10 minutes or until green pepper is crisp tender, stirring occasionally.
Serve over cooked rice, if desired.

*NOTE: At this point, meatballs may be covered tightly and refrigerated
until just before serving time. To serve, prepare sauce and heat
meatballs as recipe directs.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Prepare meat mixture and shape meatballs as directed
above. Place meatballs and green pepper strips in 11x7-inch microwaveable
baking dish. Cover with wax paper. Microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or
until green pepper is crisp-tender, turning meatballs after 4 minutes.
Remove meatballs and green pepper from baking dish; drain.

Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in
baking dish. Stir in reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar, remaining 1/4 cup
catsup and soy sauce. Microwave at HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until
thickened, stirring after each 2 minutes. Add reserved meatballs, green
pepper and pineapple. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until heated
through. Serve over cooked rice, if desired.

* calories 389
* carbohydrates 51 g
* protein 17 g
* fat 13 g
* calcium 52 mg
* sodium 460 mg
* cholesterol 100 mg
* dietary fiber 1 g

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