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Island style meatballs in sweet and sour sauce

Tired of the same old thing? Need some flavor in your meals? This dish will do it. Pretty easy to make, colorful and mouth watering. We had been doing hamburgers on the grill for the holiday and I had about a pound of meat left over. A bit bored with the meat on a bun so I looked to see what we had and thought sweet and sour meatballs. The I imagined how could I improve on the ordinary and make it extraordinary. The meat balls are packed with flavor and are very filling. The vegetables add color and nutrition. 

  • 1 pound Hamburger 
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper…… Or any color of your choice 
  • 1 onion
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2/3 cup rice
  • 1 large can chunk pineapple. Save the juice
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Sweet and sour sauce

  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Plus liquid from meat after cooking 

In a bowl mix hamburger and teriyaki sauce, egg then flour after well blended add rice and mix. Form into big walnut size meat balls. You should have about 6-9 meat balls. Fry in a heated skillet until brown on all sides. You should have grease at this point. Pour off the grease. In the same pan add pineapple juice and water. Cover and cook 45 minutes. Gently rolling the meatballs from time to time. 

About half way through the cooking time start the veggies. In an extra large skillet heat oil. Chopping all vegetables into large bite size pieces add to hot oil and stir. Do not add pinapple yet. Cook over medium heat. In a bowl mix the sweet and sour sauce together set aside. Check a rice kernel to make sure it is done or close to it. When vegetables are done to your likeness add pinapple. Stir sweet and sour mixture before pouring  on vegetables. Gently stir. Then add the remain liquid from the meatball pan to the sweet and sour mixture. Stir until it thickens. Add meatballs right before serving. 

As always we hope you enjoy

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