Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowmageddon dinner: Sweet and sour meatballs

As pictured, I doubled the recipe for freezing, just in case....

Apparently thinking tropical, here's what I made for dinner:



1 can pineapple tidbits (or 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cored)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1 tbsp corn starch


Drain pineapple juice into saucepan; set pineapple aside. To pan add garlic, vinegar, apricot jam, sugar teriyaki sauce and hot sauce; bring to boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 min or until sugar is dissolved.

In a small bowl, stir cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water; whisk into pan until blended. Add meatballs, green pepper and pineapple; simmer, stirring often.

Serve over rice or glass noodles.

Note: I made two substitutions — rice wine vinegar for cider vinegar because I didn't have enough (and I don't know if you heard, but something termed "Snowmageddon" is raging outside), and granulated for brown sugar because I discovered today that the latter had turned to stone (probably from fear.) Anyway, the recipe turned out fabulously, which goes to show you what you can get away with when you have an idea of what you're doing.




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