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Hawaiian Meatballs

I make my own meatballs by thoroughly mixing together lean ground beef, 1 egg, bread crumbs, garlic salt, parsley flakes and Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning blend. Then shape into balls and cook in a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat, turning every 5 minutes or so.
Once meatballs are mostly cooked, add carrots, decrease heat to low and put the lid on.

You can either buy sweet and sour sauce or make your own... it's easy to make.
Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe
Mix all ingredients together to make sauce, add cornstarch/water mixture to thicken.
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
juice from 1 can of pineapple chunks
Pour sauce over meatballs and carrots in the skillet.
Add your choice of pineapple chunks/tidbits, sliced onions and/or bell peppers.
Raise heat to medium/low and put lid back on to heat through sauce and all ingredients. Sauce should be bubbling to thicken.
Serve with prepared rice and enjoy!

This meal can be easily made gluten free by omitting the bread crumbs from the meatballs. I have made meatballs with no egg or bread crumbs and they turn out fine, just not as moist.


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½ CUP shortening
½ CUP margarine (softened)
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1 TEASPOON baking soda

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