When I was 10 or 11, my mom let me join the Betty Crocker Recipe club - I was a budding cook then. This was one of our favorites and when I dug out the recipe recently to make with my daughter's help, we had a lot to talk about. It's a yummy not too sweet, not too sour, dish. With salad and steamed rice, it's a pleaser for kids and grown-ups!
- 1-1/2 lb ground beef or turkey
- 2/3 c. bread/cracker crumbs
- 1/3 c. minced onion
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 teas. salt
- 1/4 teas. ground ginger
- 1/4 c. milk (for meat mixture)
- 1 T. shortening
- 2 T. cornstarch
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1-14 oz. can pineapple chunks in syrup, drained (reserve syrup for sauce)
- 1/3 c. vinegar
- 1 T. soy sauce
- 1/3 c. green bell pepper, chopped (though I use the whole pepper for color)
- Mix meat, crumbs, onion, egg, salt, ginger, and milk. Shape into 1-inch balls.
- Melt shortening in skillet over medium heat, then brown and cook meatballs in batches. Remove meat and keep warm; pour off fat from skillet.
- Mix cornstarch and brown sugar; set aside. Stir into the skillet the reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar, and soy sauce until smooth over medium heat. Add the cornstarch mixture and cook, stirring until boiling; gently boil for one minute to allow sauce to thicken.
- Add meatballs, pineapple, and chopped green pepper; heat through.
- Serve with steamed brown or white rice and green salad. Enjoy!
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 386g|
|Recipe makes 4 servings|
|Calories from Fat 295||43%|
|Total Fat 32.79g||41%|
|Saturated Fat 12.7g||51%|
|Trans Fat 0.36g|
|Total Carbs 63.84g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.0g||7%|