Sweet-Sour Meatballs on Rice

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 256


3/4 pound ground beef chuck
3 tablespoons minced green onions
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 green bell pepper, cut in strips
1 (8 1/4-ounce) can sliced pineapple
1 cup frozen sliced carrot, cooked, drained, liquid reserved
1/4 cup sliced water chestnut
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 servings hot cooked rice


Combine first 5 ingredients with 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Mix well and shape in balls, using 2 measuring tablespoons for each. (Balls hold shape best when chilled before cooking.) Sauté in oil in skillet until done; remove and keep warm.

Add green pepper to skillet and sauté 2 minutes. Drain pineapple, reserving syrup. Cut pineapple in chunks and add to skillet with carrots and water chestnuts. Sauté 3 minutes, then add meatballs. In small saucepan, mix remaining soy sauce, reserved liquids (add water to make 1 cup), sugar, vinegar, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil, stirring, until thickened and clear. Pour over contents of skillet and simmer 5 minutes. Serve on rice.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 2
Total Calories: 256
Calories from Fat: 133

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