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Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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I got this recipe from the "Deals to Meals" website. It was very tasty, and a great addition to my list of beef recipes. I used the 97/3 ground beef. If anyone tries it with the turkey or chicken, please let us know!

Meatballs
2 lb. Hamburger (or for a lowfat dish use ground turkey or chicken)
¼ c. onion
1 c. chopped crackers—Ritz, Saltine, etc. (or bread crumbs)
1 egg
¼ c milk
1 tsp. salt
¼ t. pepper
¼ t. garlic salt

Mix together all ingredients. Shape into small meat balls. Brown meat balls in hot oil and cook until nearly cooked through. Set meatballs aside and cook vegetables.

Cut following vegetables in 1 in. by 1 in. chunks:
Green, Red and Yellow peppers
White Onion
Carrots, sliced thinly

Sauté with a small amount of olive oil until tender. Set cooked vegetables aside with meatballs and cook sauce.

Sweet & Sour Sauce:
1 cup ketchup
½ c. brown sugar
¼ t. cornstarch
¼ c. white vinegar
1 t. mustard
1 t. soy sauce
½ t. crushed red pepper flakes
2 T. pineapple juice (reserve from pineapple chunks)

Check for right mix of sweet (brown sugar) and sour (vinegar). Adjust to taste. If you like a lot of sauce, double the sauce recipe. When sauce is thick, add meatballs & vegetables back into pot and simmer until bubbling and then serve over rice. Serves 6. 519 cal, 23.7g fat, 30.6 carb., 44.4 pro.

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I am going to try a bunch of your recipes this week Liz! I cannot wait. I will let you know how it goes.

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