Today's recipe is what's for dinner tonight. The thing I love the most about this recipe is that you can make it the morning or night before and pop it into a 350 degree oven for a few minutes. Or, you can mix the sauce and the meatballs together and serve with rice (I've been using brown jasmine). Yum!
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
dash of pepper
1/4c bread crumbs
Mix all of the ingredients together with your hands and form into 1-inch balls. Cook in a little bit of oil on medium heat until cooked through (about 3 minutes on each side).
1 can pineapple chunks, reserve juice
1c pineapple juice (just use the reserved juice)
3T vinegar (I used rice vinegar)
1T soy sauce
1T oil (I used EVOO)
Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking often. Cook until the sauce bubbles, thickens, and turns a light brown.
Add meatballs to the sauce and serve!
Like I said, I made this dish ahead of time and it's actually one of my aunt's recipes that she would freeze pre-made for my grandparents. Of course, if you freeze it, you'll want to thaw it out or take longer to cook in the oven.