Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I have found so many great new recipes lately! I was initially going to make this with store bought sauce, but I found a recipe for home made sweet and sour sauce that I wanted to try. I made the home made sauce and did a taste comparison with the store bought sweet and sour sauce, and the home made was soooo much better. To make this recipe easier, you could use a jar of sauce. I used turkey meatballs which made it totally healthy, right?!. You should definitely give this one a try. :)

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
adapted from sixsistersstuff.com and willcookforsmiles.com
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup pineapple juice (use juice from drained can of pineapple)
3 TBSP rice vinegar
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 TBSP cornstarch
1/4 to 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 lbs frozen meatballs
2 bell peppers, cubed (any color you prefer)
1 medium onion, cubed
1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks (reserve juice for sauce)

1. To make sauce: In a saucepan, combine first 8 ingredients and whisk well. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat, until thickened.
2. Place meatballs, peppers, onions, and pineapple in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ingredients and stir to coat.
3. Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. Serve over rice.

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