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Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 slices bread or 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
sesame oil
2 tbsp. oil
1 green pepper, cut into chunks
1/2 onion, cut into chunks
pineapple chunks
toasted sesame seeds

1 cup pineapple juice (reserved from canned pineaple packed in heavy syrup)
8 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. cider vinegar
4 tbsp. ketchup
2 tbsp. cornstarch
dash of salt

Combine ground beef, onions, bread crumbs, egg, ginger, pepper and sesame oil. Form into meatballs; brown in oil and drain fat. Sauce: In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil to thicken. Cover meatballs with sauce. Add green peppers, onion and pineapple chunks; cook for 15 minutes making sure the meatballs are cooked thoroughly. Serve in a Crock-Pot or chafing dish to keep warm. Before serving, sprinkle with lightly toasted sesame seeds.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The meatballs and sauce can be prepared the day before. Just add the vegetables and pineapple and heat thoroughly before serving. The ginger and sesame oil add a nice oriental zing to these meatballs.




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