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Sweet & Sour Meatball Marvels

5-6 servings

Sweet & Sour Meatball Marvels

Ingredients

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Procedure

  1. FOR MEATBALLS: in a large bowl, beat egg until frothy.
  2. Stir in breadcrumbs, garlic, onions, carrot, Dole Crushed Pineapple, salt and pepper; mix in the ground pork.
  3. Roll pork mixture into 1-inch balls. Pan-fry golden brown on the outside and cooked on the inside on medium heat. Set aside.
  4. FOR SWEET & SOUR SAUCE: In a bowl, whisk together, pineapple juice, ketchup, vinegar, maple syrup and cornstarch; st aside.
  5. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and fresh ginger, stirring often, for about 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in pineapple juice mixture; bring to a light boil, reduce heat. 
  7. Add in meatballs to coat, simmer, stirring occasionally. Serve.
  8. Optional: Garnish with Dole Pineapple Chunks and bell pepper.