Thursday, January 17, 2013

Meatballs with Peppers and Pineapple

This is a new favorite in my house and I'm
sure it will be in yours too. It almost reminds
me of pepper steak. If you don't have
fresh pineapple you can use canned.
Served mine over white rice.

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1-1/4 pound Ground Beef
1/2 whole Onion, Diced Very Finely
1 whole Egg
1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
 (or Regular Breadcrumbs)
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper, More To Taste
1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
Canola Oil, For Frying
2 whole Green Bell Peppers, Seeded And Diced Roughly
1-1/2 cup Fresh Pineapple Chunks
2 cups Beef Stock Or Broth
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Sherry Or White Wine Vinegar
1/3 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
Salt To Taste
Crushed Red Pepper, To Taste
Extra Beef Stock If Needed

Preparation Instructions

Combine ground beef, diced onion, egg, salt, 
pepper, breadcrumbs, and crushed r
ed pepper. Mix with hands until combined. 
Roll meat mixture into small balls and place 
on a cookie sheet.
Freeze on the pan for 15 minutes to firm.

Mix together beef stock, soy sauce, 
sherry (or vinegar), sugar, and cornstarch.

Heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Roll meatballs in flour,
then fry in two batches until nice and brown, about two minutes
 per batch. Remove meatballs and set aside on a separate plate.

Pour off oil from pan and return pan to medium high heat.
 When pan is hot, throw in the chopped green peppers and
cook for one minute. Add pineapple to pan and cook for one minute,
stirring gently. 
Pour in stock/soy sauce mixture, then add meatballs. 
Stir gently to combine and allow to cook and
 bubble for a few minutes,
 or until sauce is thickened. 
Add salt and crushed red peppers to taste.

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  1. Hi Lisa I'm Tash from The Velvet Moon Baker I found you through the Grow Your Blog Link Party. You have some fab recipes here :D

  2. Hi! I found you through the grow your blog hop. I Love pineapple and peppers together. didn't when I was a kid. Funny how your tastes change so much :) I blog over at stop by if you get a chance :)

  3. Hi Lisa, I also found you from the Grow You Blog Link Party! You have the cutest blog!!! I'm your newest follower, can't wait to read more :) Stop by my blog if you want! :)


  4. I'm stopping in from the GYB Blog Hop. I have enjoyed peeking around your blog a bit and am your newest follower.
    Jen @

  5. Hi~ Stopping by from the Grow Your Blog Link Party! What a cute blog! Now following you on GFC. Stop by my blog for a visit sometime~ Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  6. Hey Lisa! Stopping by from the GYB blog hop! I love your blog! My mother in law makes some meatballs with peppers except the sauce is just brown sugar and tomato soup and it is really good! And I am not a fan of mushrooms either but that Chicken Marsala looked REALLY good =)

    Jenni @