Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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Savor the harmonious blend of flavors with this irresistible Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe. With every mouthful, experience a delightful mix of tangy sweetness and savory richness, crafting a dish bound to satisfy every palate. Whether presented as a tempting appetizer or a hearty main course, these meatballs are destined to become a favorite among family and friends alike.

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Resting time: N/A
Total time: 35 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Chopped green onions for garnish (optional)

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined, then shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add the pineapple chunks and diced bell pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the bell pepper is slightly softened.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet with the pineapple and bell pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  5. In another small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the skillet with the sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Return the meatballs to the skillet, stirring gently to coat them in the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the meatballs are heated through.
  7. Serve the sweet and sour meatballs over cooked rice, garnished with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired.

Notes:
For a twist, try using ground turkey or chicken instead of beef for lighter meatballs without sacrificing flavor.

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 320
Carbs: 28g
Protein 18g
Fat 15g

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