Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

This made too much sauce! I made frozen egg rolls and dipped it in the extra sauce, but you could probably 1/2 or 2/3 the sauce recipe!

Meatballs
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 egg beater (1/4 cup)
  • minced onion to taste
  • 2/3 cup Panko Japanese bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
Sauce
  • 1/3 cup white rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (no calorie substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sugar ketchup (Heinz)
  • 1 TBSP reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 8 teaspoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Roll into meatballs about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in size.
  3. Place the meatballs in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray, and cook for 25 minutes.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the water, vinegar, ketchup, cornstarch w/ water, brown sugar substitute and soy sauce.
  5. When meatballs are done, place them in a deep skillet. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, and allow sauce to thicken. Continue to heat until the sauce just starts to bubble.
  6. Serve over rice, fried rice (see my recipe here), frozen egg rolls, and/or an asian salad!

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition
Calories 190
Fat 4g
Sat Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 350mg
Potassium 28mg
Carbs 11g
Fiber .5
Sugars 2g
Protein 27g

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