Classic Sweet & Sour Meatballs
by laurie mussoline

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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chinese
Food Group: Beef
Serves: 55


1 egg,slightly beaten
1/3 cup(s) milk
1/2 cup(s) soft bread crumbs
1 teaspoon(s) salt
1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground sage
1/4 cup(s) minced onion
1 pound(s) lean ground beef
1 (8oz) can(s) sliced pineapple
2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
2 tablespoon(s) soy sauce
1 cup(s) chicken broth
1/4 cup(s) vinegar
1/4 cup(s) honey
1 green pepper, cut in 1-inch squares
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl,combine egg, milk, breadcrumbs,salt, pepper,sage and onion. Stir in ground beef. Shape into 1-inch balls. Arrange on a rack in broiler pan. Bake 15-20 minutes. Drain and discard drippings. Prepare Sweet and Sour Sauce: Drain pineapple; reserve juice ina a small saucepan;set aside. Cut pineapple into 3/4 inch pieces;set aside. Stir cornstarch into reserved pineapple juice until dissolved. Stir in soy sauce, broth,vinegar and honey. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thickened and translucent. Stir in pineapple chunks and green pepper squares. Cook one minute longer. Pour sauce over meatballs. Serve warm. Makes about 55 meatballs.(small)