Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mom's Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Meatballs: (you can use pre-made but with this recipe I like home made much better) 
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. dry bread crumbs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 

Combine all ingredients. Shape into 1 in. balls and arrange in a single layer in an unheated skillet. Cook on medium heat until browned. Loosen & turn with spatula as needed. makes app. 40 meatballs (can use some for this recipe and freeze some for later) 

16 oz. can pineapple chunks- drain and save juice, set aside chunks 
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1 c. water
1/3 c. vinegar
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 beef bouillon cube

Combine in saucepan and cook on medium heat until thick. 

Add: meatballs, pineapple chunks, 1 green (and or red) pepper cut into chunks,  and 1 can sliced water chestnuts (optional). Cover and simmer until hot, stirring occasionally. Serve over white rice. 

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