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       Title: Sweet and Sour Meatballs
  Categories: Main dish, Meats
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 lb Lean ground beef
     1/2 c  Quaker Oats, uncooked
            -- (quick or old-fashioned)
       1    Egg; beaten
     1/2 c  Catsup
       2 tb Finely chopped onion
     1/4 ts Garlic powder
     1/4 ts Ginger
      20 oz Canned chunk pineapple
            -- (in heavy syrup)
     1/2 c  Brown sugar, firmly packed
       1 tb Cornstarch
     1/4 c  Vinegar
       1 tb Soy sauce
       1 md Green bell pepper
            -- cut into 1/2-inch strips
            Hot cooked rice (optional)
  
   Combine ground beef, oats, egg, 1/4 cup catsup, onion, garlic powder and
   ginger; mix well.  Shape to form about thirty 1-inch meatballs.  In
   medium skillet, cook meatballs over medium heat until evenly brown, about
   15 minutes.  Remove from skillet; drain.*
   
   Drain pineapple, reserving syrup.  In skillet, combine brown sugar and
   cornstarch.  Stir in reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar, remaining 1/4 cup
   catsup and soy sauce.  Bring to a boil, stirring until thickened.  Add
   meatballs, pineapple and green pepper; reduce heat.  Cover; simmer about
   10 minutes or until green pepper is crisp tender, stirring occasionally.
   Serve over cooked rice, if desired.
   
   *NOTE: At this point, meatballs may be covered tightly and refrigerated
   until just before serving time.  To serve, prepare sauce and heat
   meatballs as recipe directs.
   
   MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Prepare meat mixture and shape meatballs as directed
   above.  Place meatballs and green pepper strips in 11x7-inch microwaveable
   baking dish.  Cover with wax paper.  Microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or
   until green pepper is crisp-tender, turning meatballs after 4 minutes.
   Remove meatballs and green pepper from baking dish; drain.
   
   Drain pineapple, reserving syrup.  Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in
   baking dish.  Stir in reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar, remaining 1/4 cup
   catsup and soy sauce.  Microwave at HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until
   thickened, stirring after each 2 minutes.  Add reserved meatballs, green
   pepper and pineapple.  Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until heated
   through.  Serve over cooked rice, if desired.
   
   NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS per serving:
   * calories 389
   * carbohydrates 51 g
   * protein 17 g
   * fat 13 g
   * calcium 52 mg
   * sodium 460 mg
   * cholesterol 100 mg
   * dietary fiber 1 g
   
   Source: “Hurry, Let’s Eat!”
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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