Easy Sweet-andSour Meatballs
TAKES: 30 min. • MAKES: 6 servings
Prepared meatballs can help jumpstart supper on a busy night, or you can use homemade. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, WA
1 can (20 oz.) unsweetened pineapple chunks 1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen fully cooked homestyle or Swedish meatballs, thawed 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-in. pieces 3 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/3 cup cold water 3 Tbsp. cider vinegar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/2 cup packed brown sugar Hot cooked rice, optional Thinly sliced green onions, optional
1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Add enough water to juice if needed to measure 1 cup. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the meatballs, green pepper and juice mixture until heated through.
2. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, cold water, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Add brown sugar and reserved pineapple to the pan; stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. If desired, serve with rice and top with green onions.
PER SERVING 330 cal., 15g fat (7g sat. fat), 24mg chol., 572mg sod., 40g carb. (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g pro.