I sort of lured you into this post under false pretences. For that I kind of apologize. You should know the apology is only halfhearted.
I really have no idea if this is the *best* sweet & sour meatball recipe but I figure if every 2nd coffee shop in Manhattan can serve the "Best Coffee", there's obviously a great deal of leeway in the assigning of "best of" around North America.
They are really good sweet & sour meatballs though. Really good.
In fact. They're the best.
This is not an original Karen recipe. It is a stolen recipe from a Church cookbook, so if I were to tell you it's an original Karen recipe I run the risk of the wrath of the church ladies. Or being struck by lightening. Or even worse ... developing an affinity for Hello Kitty scrunchies.
This is a relatively quick meal that has it all on one plate. Rice, vegetables and ... balls of meat. It goes by the name, "Cheap and Chic Meatballs". According to the church ladies anyway.
Cheap & Chic Meatballs
from the Jubilee Cookbook
1 lb ground beef ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup vinegar
¼ cup bread crumbs 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 egg beaten ⅓ cup water
salt & pepper
Vegetables for stir frying
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, diced large
5-7 carrots, ¼" slices
2-3 red peppers, in chunks
1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and salt and pepper. Form into small meatballs. Place on cookie sheet and bake in oven at 325 until done. Apx. 30 minutes.
2. Add onion, carrots and peppers to large pan or wok. Stir fry for 8 minutes or until done.
3. In a saucepan, whisk together brown sugar and cornstarch to incorporate. Add water, vinegar and soy sauce. Mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thick and clear.
4. Add cooked, hot meatballs and sweet and sour sauce to vegetables and stir until everything is coated with sauce.
Serve over bed of rice and eat it up. [/print_this]
I've given this some thought. I'm gonna commit and declare this is the best sweet and sour meatball recipe. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go do the best laundry in the best washing machine in the best laundry room in the best house in the best neighbourhood in the best town in the best country in the best planet. The laundry of course, is being done ... by the best person. With the very best scrunchie.