Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I made these meatballs the other night and they were delicious.  (I got the recipe in the Botch Sensible Cooking cookbook.)  They had a really yummy Asian flavor.  I liked the sauces as well.  It makes a nice big batch, so we've been enjoying them all week! :)

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
1 lb groud beef (I used turkey)
1/2 lb sausage
2 tsp soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup whole or cracked wheat, uncooked
1 (5 oz) can water chestnuts (drained and diced)
1 (8 3/4 oz) can crushed pineapple (drained, reserve juice)
1 tsp ginger
1 egg
1/3 cup milk 1 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Form mixture into balls.  Place on baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  While meatballs are baking combine the following ingredients for sweet and sour sauce:

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tsp soy sauce
1 beef bouillon cube
2 T cornstarch, combined with 1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
3 T vinegar

Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to make 1 1/2 cups liquids.  Combine with above ingredients.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.  Pour over meatballs and continue baking an additional 5 minutes.  Makes at least 30 meatballs.
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