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This recipe for SWEET AND SOUR MEAT BALLS, by , is from The Richins Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Bonnie Richins
Added: Thursday, April 30, 2009


1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2/3 cup cracker crumbs or dried bread crumbs
1/3 cup onion chopped
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon shortening

3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
3/4 cup celery sliced diagonally
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon margarine

2 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1/3 cup vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 can pineapple tidbits (13 1/2 oz) drained, reserve juice.

2 cups instant rice
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon margarine.

Mis crumbs, onions, egg, salt,ginger and milk, and meat and mix well . Shape mixture into small balls. Melt shortening in large skillet and brown meatballs over high heat, when brown on all sides , lower heat and continue cooking with lid on.

Place vegetables and margarine in sauce pan and stir-fry until tender crisp. Mix cornstarch and sugar, stir in reserved pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth, cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for one minute. Add vegetables and syrup to meatballs and serve over rice.

I like to double the recipe, it freezes well and is an quick easy meal. Use ground turkey or your favorite ground meat.




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