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Meatballs with Pineapple and Peppers

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • Hot cooked rice

Instructions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients, and shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Set aside.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add meatballs, and cook until brown; drain. Discard drippings.
  3. Return meatballs to skillet; add pineapple juice and green pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook 3 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Combine sugar and next 4 ingredients; add to skillet, and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in pineapple chunks; cook until thoroughly heated.
  6. Serve meatballs over rice.

Yield: 4 servings