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.


brielle said...


I'm going to try this garlic lime chicken. Do you serve it on a salad, is it more an over rice type thing, or is it a main course on it's own and you just have side dishes?

Andy & Gavan said...

Funny thing...
I could have sworn that we tried this garlic lime chicken on fajitas a year or so ago. We tried it again recently and...yuck. But I think it would be great on a salad or over rice. It does have a strong flavor and it might be too much alone as a main dish. When I make this again we will have it over white rice.

brielle said...

thanks--rice it is..