Friday, April 24, 2009

Pineapple Meatballs

Recipe from: Blog Chef
Meatball Ingredients:
2 lbs ground beef or turkey
2 large eggs
½ cup dry breadcrumbs
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp garlic powder

Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 ¾ cups pineapple juice
¼ cup white vinegar
1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
1 ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 (14 oz) can pineapple tidbits

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Make the meatballs by combining all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into about 1” meatballs. Brown Meatballs in a non-stick frying pan and drain on paper towels (or if you want to save time brown in the oven on a cookie sheet while you’re making the sauce). Make the sauce by combining cornstarch and brown sugar in a sauce pan. Then add 1 ¾ cup pineapple juice and blend until the mixture is smooth. Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and stir. Simmer uncovered on medium low until thickened (about 8 minutes - mine only took about 4 minutes to thicken). In a casserole dish pour sauce over meatballs and add pineapple tidbits. Lightly mix meatballs until they are coated with the sauce. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until fully cooked.

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