Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hawaiian Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Something about the nutmeg in the meatballs makes these extra interesting.

1 ½ lbs. ground beef
1 tsp. salt
½ c. brown sugar
2 eggs
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 ¼ c. pineapple juice
1/3 c. water
¼ tsp. nutmeg
2 c. pineapple chunks
1 onion, minced
2 green pepper, chopped
4 Tbsp. cornstarch, separated
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. vinegar

1. Heat oven to 375°. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Mix together the beef, eggs, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, onion, black pepper, nutmeg, salt and garlic. Form into 1” balls. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until completely cooked.
3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan add remaining cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar, water and brown sugar to pineapple juice. Cook until thickened; stir constantly.
4. Add meatballs, fruit and peppers. Cook 5 minutes or until fruit is well heated. Serve over cooked rice.

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