- Posted March 10, 2013 by
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
These moist, tangy meatballs will be a hit at your next party or family get-together. Serve them as appetizers. Ground turkey can be substituted for the ground beef for a healthier version of these meatballs.
1 lb. ground beef
½ tsp. salt
1/3 cup water
1 egg, beaten slightly
½ cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup pineapple chunks, drained
1 tsp. instant minced onion or 1/4 cup freshly minced onions
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2/3 cup ketchup
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
Place ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Measure and add the salt, water, egg, crushed pineapple, onion and bread crumbs. Mix, combining thoroughly.
Shape the meat mixture into balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and set aside.
Into a large skillet, over medium-high heat, measure the ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to a boil.
Add the pineapple chunks, stir. Then add the meatballs, one or two at a time.
Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the meat is firm.