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Easy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

The already prepared meatballs make this a very easy and quick supper. You can use your own homemade meatballs or store-bought if you're in a pinch. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
Easy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle or Swedish meatballs, thawed
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  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, combine 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 until thickened, about 2 minutes. If desired, serve with rice and top with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 330 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 572mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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