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Meatballs, Sweet and Sour w/Pineapple (M, TNT)
Source: Self
Serves: 10

Meatballs:
1kg (2-1/4 pounds) ground beef, extra lean
1 egg
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon ginger root, grated
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup water

Sauce:
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger root, minced
1 large red pepper
1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice, drain and reserve juice
1-1/2 cups pineapple juice, including reserved juice from chunks
1/2 cup brown sugar, or a bit more
1/2 cup rice vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Make Meatballs:
Mix meatball ingredients and form into balls. Put in a large, sprayed baking pan and bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes.

Make Sauce and Assembly:
Sauté onion in a large saucepan. Add garlic and ginger, sauté for another minute or so, then add peppers, pineapple, juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and ketchup. Bring to a boil.

Mix cornstarch with a little water, stir until smooth and add to the pot along with the baked meatballs. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Poster's Notes:
I made these pretty much off the top of my head for Friday night dinner (it was an Asian-themed meal), and they got rave reviews. I've tried to create a recipe for them, as requested by one of my guests, but be forewarned that the amounts given may not be exact. However, they should be fairly close to what I used.

Posted by Annice Grinberg

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 369 Calories; 18g Fat (43.4% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 88mg Cholesterol; 613mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.