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Sweet-Sour Meatballs Oriental

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Category: Chinese, Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1 cn (20 oz) pineapple chunks
  • Packed in juice
  • 1 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1 lg Egg
  • 1 c Fresh bread crumbs, about
  • 2 slices bread
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Ground ginger
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • 3 md Scallions, cut into 1"
  • Pieces,about 3/4 cups
  • 1 cl Garlic, crushed
  • 2 ts Cornstarch
  • 2 tb Cider vinegar
  • 1 tb Light brown sugar, firmly
  • Packed
  • 1/4 ts Ground red cayenne pepper
  • 4 oz Fresh Chinese pea pods OR
  • 6 oz Frozen pea pods, thawed


Drain pineapple well,reserving 3/4 cup juice;set aside.In a large
bowl,combine beef,egg,bread crumbs,salt and ginger;using hands or wooden
spoon,blend well.Shape mixture into 1 1/4" balls.In 12" skillet over
medium-high heat,heat oil;add meatballs;cook about 12 minutes, turning
frequently until well browned on all sides.Using slotted spoon, remove to
plate.To drippings in skillet,add scallions and garlic;cook, still over
medium-high heat,about 5 minutes,stirring frequently until tender-crisp.In
small bowl,stir reserved pineapple juice into cornstarch until blended and
smooth;add to skillet along with vinegar,sugar and ground red
pepper.Increase heat to high;bring to a boil,stirring.Boil 1 minute.Return
meatballs to skillet along with pineapple chunks and pea pods;cook 3 to 5
minutes longer until heated through and pea pods are crisp-tender.Makes 4

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