Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another yummy recipe from a friend in my ward =)

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
from the kitchen of Heidi Wakley

1-20oz. can pineapple chunks
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1/3 c. cold water
3 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. soy sauce
1 large green pepper cut up into small pieces
30 meatballs thawed (we love the Kirkland brand of pre-made meatballs at Costco...of course!)

Drain pineapple juice from the can and add enough water to it to make 1 cup of liquid. Pour juice into a preheated large skillet or pot. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, corn starch, cold water, cider vinegar and soy sauce. Stir together until dissolved and then add to the skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir frequently until thickened. Add meatballs, pineapple chunks, and peppers and simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve over rice (we like sticky rice). ENJOY!!!

***We served this to about 35 people for Levi's baby blessing (and had tons left over). We made it the night before so that we could have all the dishes clean and be ready to go the next morning. We simply put the finished product in crock pots and set them out in the garage over night. Then we heated them up on low for about 3 hours before serving. It is so easy and delicious- great for large groups.


islandgirl said...

We have a similar recipe, but we always hand make our meatballs with ginger in them! Takes more time. I like your prepackaged idea, but I can't convince DH to buy fatty hamburger, LOL!

Heidi said...

I finally made it on here! Thanks, Jennica! Glad you enjoyed them and that it worked out for the blessing.