Friday, May 13, 2011

Foodie Friday Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I'm thinking that I may do a recipe every Friday for you adn call it Foodie Friday! :)  What do yo think?  I loooove trying new recipes and when they turn out, I love to share them!

Today I'm going to share Sweet and Sour meatballs!  :)  Yummy.  And you get to mix meat with your hands...does it get any better than that?!?  LOL! 
This is worth the effort though!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
4 slices white bread
2 pounds ground turkey or lean beef
2 eggs
2 T soy sauce
4 green onions sliced
1/2 t salt
1 t ground ginger
1/4 t pepper
1 (20oz) can pineapple chunks
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C ketchup
2 t cornstarch
1 bell pepper cut into thin strips

Preheat oven to 400'
*Place the bread in a dish of cold water for 5 mins to moisten
*Remove bread from dish and squeeze bread to drain the water.  Crumble the moistned bread into tiny pieces and place in large mixing bowl.  Add ground turkey or beef, eggs, soy, onions, ginger, salt and pepper.
*Using hands, combine all ingredients nad form walnut-sized balls and arrange in single layer along botom of large regagular baking dish.  Bake 30 mins until firm.
*While meatballs are cooking, drain the juice from the pinmeapple into a sauce pot over medium-high heat.  Add the vinegar, brown sugar, and ketchup to the pot and bring to boil, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer.  Mix in cornstarch with 2 T watter simmer until thickened.
*Drain the meatballs - I just used tongs to move the meatbals into the saucepan and rinsed out the baking dish then re-added everything into the dish.  Add pineapple chunks and pepper strips. 
*Bake an additional 10-15 mins.  Garnish with more green onioon if desired.

I'd love to hear if you try it...and please do! :)
Recipe adapted from Hot Recipes in Cool dishes by Tara

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