Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Meatballs. Diana Rattray
Pineapple flavors the sauce for this dish and chopped water chestnuts give the meatballs a little crunch.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped water chestnuts
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 1 can (8 or 9 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

How to Make It

Combine meatball ingredients; shape into 1-inch balls and brown on all sides in oil. Drain and set aside. Begin sauce: Combine sugar, beef bouillon, vinegar, cornstarch, and 2 teaspoons soy sauce in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Boil sauce mixture until thickened; stir in pineapple, green pepper, and meatballs. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen meatballs.

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