Hawaiian Sweet & Sour Meatballs (scroll down for video)
This recipe is an absolutely wonderful hors d’ oeuvre or appetizer for any kind of party or celebration.
EQUIPMENT: 2 large mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, French chef’s knife, cutting board, large sauté skillet or oil core electric skillet.
PREPARATION: 45 minutes – make 25 to 30 appetizers
- 1-pound ground turkey or beef, or a combination
- ½ pound Italian sausage, removed from casing
- Medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 (8-oz.) can pineapple chunks in juice undrained
- 1 (8-oz.) can bamboo shoots in juice undrained
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 (8-oz.) jar Maraschino cherries in juice undrained
- 3 tbs Soy sauce
Combine the turkey and/or, Italian sausage, onion, garlic, eggs, and breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl. Mix well and shape mixture into 25 to 30 meatballs.
In a hot, dry skillet over medium heat 300ᵒF to 325ᵒF, sauté meatballs with the cover on and the vent open until browned on all sides. 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: In a mixing bowl, combine the vinegar and cornstarch, mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients with juice and mix well.
Slowing stir in the sauce into the meatballs. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Turn off the heat and let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.
To serve, place toothpicks into meatballs and serve straight from the skillet or transfer to a warm serving dish.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES: PER 2 MEATBALLS WITH SAUCE: 418 calories, 9g Fat (18% calories from fat), 12g Protein, 77g Carbohydrates, 64mg Cholesterol, 502mg Sodium.