My friend Jaime brought these meatballs as an appetizer at a party, and they were so good. We have used these as a meal too (as pictured here), but I think they are even better as an appetizer.
30 Homestyle meatballs (find in the frozen section of your store)
1 13-1/2 oz. can pineapple chunks – we usually use the 20 oz. can because I love the extra pineapple
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. lemon juice
1 c. coarsely chopped green peppers
1 T. chopped pimentos (optional)
Step 1: Drain the juice from the pineapple chunks into a measuring cup. Add enough water to make 1 c. liquid.
Step 2: Blend together the pineapple liquid and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and lemon juice.
Step 3: Cook on medium high until thickened and clear. As this gets thicker, you’ll want to make sure you keep stirring it, and you may want to turn your heat down as well.
Step 4: Add pineapple chunks, green peppers and pimentos (if desired). Simmer for 15 min.
Step 5: Add meatballs and simmer an additional 15-20 min.
Serve over rice (or alone as an appetizer) – and ENJOY! :)
Thanks Jaime – all of these years later we are still enjoying it. :)