Sweet and Sour meatballs

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Marian Arbour
from Newcastle, ON

I like making sweet and savory food..my family tease me because my wooden spoons are marked Sweet on one and Savory on the other.

serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    slice whole wheat bread
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce, light1/4
  • 1/4 tsp
    tabasco or hot sauce {optional}
  • 1/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 3/4 c
    water, cold
  • 1 can
    10 1/2 oz..beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce, light
  • 2 pkg
    molasses
  • 1/4 c
    light brown sugar packed
  • 1
    8 0z can pineapple chunks in juice undrained
  • 3 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 2
    medium zucchini sliced 1/4 inch
  • 8 0z can water chestnuts drained
  • 11 oz
    can mandarin oranges drained
  • 10
    grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 c
    rice cooked to package directions
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How To Make

  • 1
    MEATBALLS..crumble bread into bowl add chicken and rest of meat ball ingredients,,mix lightly,,moisten hands and roll into 45 small balls..fry in a tbsp of oil or place on cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 25 Minutes'.
  • 2
    SAUCE.....In large pot combine vinegar,1/2 cup water,beef broth,ketchup,soy sauce,molasses brown sugar, and pineapple chunks and juice, bring sauce to a boil combine cornstarch and remaining cold water mix thoroughly and add to pot mixing while adding to pot and cook til sauce thickens.
  • 3
    Turn down heat and add zucchini to sauce and cook for 2 minutes add meatballs,chestnuts,oranges and tomatoes just til heated through..pour sauce over cooked rice.
  • 4
    Cook rice to package directions..an added touch is to brown 2 tablespoons sesame seeds in dry frying pan and sprinkle,over meatballs when serving...{be careful when browning sesame seeds as they will burn easily.

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