Sweet and Sour Meatballs Over Rice
1 pound ground beef
1 egg -- slightly beaten
4 tablespoons cornstarch -- divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dried chopped onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 15 oz can pineapple chunks in juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 large green bell pepper -- cut into pieces
hot cooked rice
serves 4 to 5
In a bowl, combine ground beef, egg, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, salt, pepper, and onion. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls. In a large skillet, lightly brown meatba lls in oil. Drain fat from skillet. Transfer meatballs to any size Crock-Pot.
Stir together in a small bowl: vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, remaining cornstarch, and green pepper. Pour over meatballs. cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH 2 to 4 hours. In the last 30 minutes of cooking stir in the can of pi neapple. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Variation: substitute ground turkey for ground beef.