Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wonderful Sweet Boy

Today is BAP sixth birthday.  He is beyond thrilled.  However we will not fully celebrate today since it is Holy Thursday, the start of the Holy Triduum.  Instead we will party on Easter.  About a week ago I made some meatballs for dinner. BAP was a bit skeptical since there were veggies included in the pan.  However after trying them he declared them delcious.  This recipe is for him; he even helped make it.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BAP! We love you.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs
adapted from:

2 pounds ground beef (I have used 1-20oz pkg ground turkey plus 8oz ground pork)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oats
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 t garlic powder
1 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce

1 cup brown sugar
3 T cornstarch
1 3/4 cup pineapple juice (from a 20oz can of pineapple chunks with enough water added to equal)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 T soy sauce
1 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
pineapple tidbits
1 chopped bell pepper
1/2 onion, sliced thin and in half

Combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl. Form into 30 individual meatballs. Brown in hot oil. Set aside in a greased 9x13pan.  In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, pineapple juice/water, vinegar, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Heat over medium heat until thickened. Pour over meatballs.  Top with bell pepper, pineapple and onions.  Bake at 350 for 30-45minutes. Serve over rice or noodles (I did brown rice).

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