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Simply Sweet and Sour Meatballs

You can retire your oven for this simple meatball recipe. The only appliances you need to make this home-cooked favorite is a stove-top and a microwave. There is no oven required with this delicious meatball recipe.


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  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans pinapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Combine ground beef,  and shape mixture into 20 meatballs.
  2. Cook in a skillet, over medium heat until browned and cooked through; set aside.
  3. In a 2-cup measure, combine reserved pineapple juice with enough water to equal 1 1/3 cup, set aside.
  4. In a 2-quart casserole, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and soy sauce, then blend in the pineapple juice mixture.
  5. Microwave at high for 7 to 15 minutes, or until the mixture is clear and thickened, stirring 3 or 4 times during cooking, set aside.
  6. Add meatballs, green pepper slices and pineapple chunks to the sauce.
  7. Microwave at high for 4 to 6 minutes, or until mixture is hot, stirring once or twice during cooking time.

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Can I come to your house for dinner? I need these sweet and sour meatballs. I love anything sweet and sour, and lately it has been chicken or pork with my sweet and sour sauces. I want beef particularly meatballs. I want sweet and sour, and I want it now.


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