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If you love Sweet & Sour dishes but don’t want to have to deal with the down side of most  recipes and carry-out dishes, this is for you.  Most sweet & sour recipes have:

             Enormous amounts to sugar

             Salicylate (Stage Two) ingredients

            Red dye – used in some restaurant dishes

            Monosodium glutamate

What’s more, they usually call for multiple ingredients and a lot of cooking.  Well, Sweet & Sour lovers, here’s a recipe with none of those down sides.  Our version uses an ingredient that is both sweet and sour and doesn’t need any added sugar.  It’s unsweetened pineapple juice!

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

To make the meatballs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine:

2 pounds of Ground Meat (pork, beef, turkey, chicken)

1 cup Quick Oats

2/3 cups of Water

1 Egg

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and smush them together with your hands.  (Wearing disposable latex gloves can make it all much easier!) 

Use a scoop (about 1 ½ inches wide) to make meatballs.  Gently roll them in your hands to make them round and put them on a piece of waxed paper.

Place the meatballs on an oiled baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes.

After the meatballs are done, make the sauce.

Sweet & Sour Sauce

Add 4 level Tablespoons Cornstarch to 16 ounces of Unsweetened Pineapple Juice.  You can add 1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce if you like.

Mix to combine, and heat in a saucepan, stirring, until thickened. 

Add the meatballs and serve over rice.

* The sauce can also be used over prepared breaded chicken or fish nuggets. 

* For a future meal you can freeze some of the meatballs, either cooked or raw.