Saturday, April 25, 2009

SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS -- Grandma Cornelia's!

1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 lb Ground Sausage [I've used 1-1/2 lb Ground Beef (no sausage) without regret]
2 t Soy Sauce
1 clove Garlic
3/4 c. Cracked Wheat (crack whole wheat in blender until coarse meal)
5 oz can Water Chestnuts, drained and diced
8-3/4 oz can Crushed Pineapple, drained, reserving juice
1/3 c. Milk
1 tsp Ginger
1 Egg
1 t Salt

Combine all ingredients and form into small balls. [Suggest ice cream scoop! I've made both small and large meatballs with small/large ice cream scoops] Bake on cookie sheet at 350 for 25 minutes. [30 minutes for large meatballs]

Combine in saucepan:
1/2 c Brown Sugar, firmly packed
2 t Soy Sauce
1 cube Beef Boullion
2 T Cornstarch, combined with 1 c Cold Water
1/2 t Salt
3 T Vinegar

Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to make 1-1/2 c liquid and combine with above. Cook until thick; pour over meat.

These meatballs are always a hit! Great stand alone for Buffet -- Add rice for main dish.

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