Sweet-Sour Cocktail Meatballs

Enjoy these ground beef and pork meatballs flavored with pineapple and spice – a sweet and sour appetizer ready in less than an hour!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 72

Ingredients

1
(20-oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained, reserving liquid
3/4
cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
lb. ground beef
1/2
lb. ground pork
1 1/4
cups sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1
teaspoon chicken-flavor instant bouillon
1
cup liquid (remaining pineapple liquid plus water)*
1/2
cup ketchup
1/2
cup vinegar
1
garlic clove, minced
1
small green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
small tomato, cut into wedges, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Measure 1/3 cup of reserved pineapple liquid; set remaining liquid and pineapple aside. In large bowl, combine 1/3 cup pineapple liquid, bread crumbs and garlic powder; blend well. Add egg and ground meats; mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  • 2 Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until browned and thoroughly baked.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and bouillon; mix well. Add 1 cup liquid, ketchup, vinegar and garlic; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Add pineapple chunks and bell pepper; cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 4 With slotted spoon, transfer hot cooked meatballs to 2-quart casserole or serving dish. Spoon warm bell pepper mixture over meatballs; mix gently. Garnish with tomato wedges.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 4 Meatballs
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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