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Monday, April 19, 2010

Sweet and Sour Meatballs



This is one of my families fave food. My hubby likes the sweet and sour taste of the sauce and pineapple chunks but really hates mushroom in his meal. My son, on the other hand is not much of a veggie eater. So in order for them to eat these healthy vegetables, I thought of something to trick them by mixing chopped veggies on the hamburger meat or fish flakes. By doing this, they can eat their not so favorite vegetables without them knowing it.



Ingredients:

  • 500 grms ground beef
  • 1 medium size potato –cut into small sizes
  • 1/2 small carrot –cut into small sizes
  • 1 stalk green onion – cut
  • 1/4 cup mushroom
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:


1. Throw all the vegetables in the food processor ( potato ,carrots,green onion ,garlic,mushroom). I have the small processor that I have been  using for a long time now and is really  a great help for me. It saves me time  from chopping all the veggies very finely.



2. In a big bowl, place the burger meat. Pour in the chopped veggies. Mix well.Add 1 tsp salt  and pepper or according to  taste.


 


 3. Form into balls and bake at 350 degrees F  for 30 minutes.



Sauce:

  • 1 small can pineapple chunks
  • 6 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp tomato catsup
  • 1 onion –quartered
  • 2 tbsp corn starch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  •  Pineapple chunks syrup
  • 1 bell pepper  cut into strips
  • 1 small carrot cut into strips
Directions:


  1. Stir fry bell pepper and carrots.Set Aside. 
  2.  Mix  water, catsup, pineapple syrup, soy sauce, salt pepper. Cook until boil. 
  3. Thicken with corn starch. 
  4. Add carrots ,bell pepper and pineapple chunks. Remove from  heat.
  5. Pour sauce on top of the meatballs.
  6.  Serve with rice or mashed potato.


















13 comments:

  1. Wow! you make your meatballs from scratch,galing naman! ako I always used the store bought meatballs eh,too lazy, lol!

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  2. looks yummy to me! Homecook is better ksi you can control anything that you don't like.

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  3. Wow mommy galing mo naman. Home ikananay ka talga swerti ng hubby mo sayo you know how to cook.

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  4. wow.. mukhang masarap.. makabili nga ng meatballs mamaya.. hehe

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  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe sis, I might try this one day, mukhang masarap hehehe..

    Spice Up Your Life

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  6. sweet and sour meatball s sound yummy, ma try ko nga yan, fave ng anak ko ang meatballs eh :-); thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

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  7. wow, we had this for lunch yesterday.. yuuummmm

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  8. You are right, Tatess... one way to make kids eat veggies without them knowing it is to blend them with meat. Using a blender or food processor makes sense, di ka na magtatadtad manually :D It's a trick my mother used on us, and now my sister does that to her son as well.
    Enjoy your weekend :D

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  9. This is our favorite household dish too! And true, a clever way to throw in veggies ;)

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  10. Thank you for the recipe..I'd try this soon, though my kids love veggies, this is stil a very good and practical way to cook it. Happy weekend!

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  11. I never thought about cooking meatballs in the oven. That really save time turning them in the pan. I will try it next time I when cooking meatballs, great idea...thanks.

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