Monday, January 31, 2011

Waikiki Meatballs

1 1/2 lbs ground beef                                                      1/3 cup minced onion
1/4 cup milk                                                                   1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon salt                                                         1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 Tablespoon  oil                                                           1 (15oz) can pineapple tidbits in juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar                                         1/3 cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch                                             1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
Combine ground beef, onion, milk, egg, salt and ginger in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into balls. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add meatballs. cook turning them frequently, until cooked through and browned. Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon. Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup of juice. Combine juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and soy sauce in a small bowl. pour into skillet. cook the juice over medium heat, stirring continually, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Add the meatballs and pineapple and bell pepper and mix well. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve with rice or however you like it.

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