Sweet And Sour Meatballs Recipe

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Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Linda Tennant

By
@Cookingbear

When looking for a sweet and sour sauce at the store the other day, I noticed there are a lot of preservatives in the store bought variety. I thought that I might be able to make something similar to it at home. This is my very first recipe that I have made by myself. My family said that they enjoyed it. The awesome thing is that I didn't think that I could create my own recipe, but here it is. I hope that you enjoy it too.


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Rating:
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Serves:
depends on how much you eat. 3-4 servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
ground beef, turkey, or chicken
1/2
green bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1/2
red bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1 medium
onion, chopped into 1-2 " pieces
1/3 c
cider vinegar
1/4 c
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
prepared mustard - not dry mustard
1/4 c
cornstarch
1/4 c
water
3 Tbsp
tomato paste - about 1/2 of a small can
1 can(s)
pineapple chunks drained, with juice set aside
1 Tbsp
grape jelly
1./2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
honey
1/8 tsp
california chili pepper, it's fairly mild
1/3 c
brown sugar
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
garlic powder

Step-By-Step

1Brown meat lightly in a dutch oven or frying pan. Drain, and set aside. In a large saucepan, place the bell peppers and onion. Add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are almost cooked, about 15 minutes. Reduce heat. To that mixture add: cider vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, sugar, mustard, garlic powder, honey, tomato paste, and grape jelly. Add the pineapple. Cook in saucepan until sauce thickens . If it becomes too thick, add pineapple juice. Add meat. Combine cornstarch with cold water, stirring well until smooth. Add cornstarch and vegetables to the pot. Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour. You can also put it in a crock pot and slow cook it. (great for people that work).
2I served this with coconut rice. Follow package directions and just use coconut milk instead of the water.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Turkey
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American