Sunday, March 18, 2007
Week 4 Recipes
Robyn's Sweet & Sour Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp diced onions (I use dry onion flakes)
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 can (20-oz) pineapple chunks with juice
1/3 cup vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 green pepper, chopped
Mix together first 6 ingredients; add beef and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. In a large skillet, brown meatballs on all sides, turning often. Remove and set aside. (Drain fat, if any)
For sauce, combine brown sugar and cornstarch in the same skillet. Stir in pineapple with juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add green pepper; cover and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Return meatballs to skillet and heat through. We serve with rice.
**Andy's note** I found a similar recipe in the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook. If you'd like to try the crock pot version of Robyn's recipe, here are the directions --
1. Combine meatball ingredients. Shape into 1 1/2" balls. Brown in skillet. Drain. Place in crock pot.
2. Add brown sugar and cornstarch to skillet. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour over meatballs.
3. Cover and cook on low 3-4 hours.