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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Get dinner on the table in no time with this easy meatball dish made from freezer and pantry staples. Chock full of carrots, onions, and pineapple this meal strikes just the right balance of sweet and sour to please the whole family.
6 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups dice Onion
  • 1 teaspoon mince Garlic, Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ cups slice Carrot
  • 1 ½ cups Reserved pineapple juice plus water
  • 6 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 18 ounces Meatballs, Frozen
  • 2 ½ cups Chunks Pineapple, Canned

Freezer Containers

  • 2 Gallon Freezer Bags

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Thaw the meatballs in the microwave.
  2. In a skillet, saute the onion and garlic in a bit of oil.
  3. Add in the carrots and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Measure the pineapple juice. Combine with enough water to make indicated amount of reserved juice + water indicated.
  5. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and cornstarch
  6. Add sauce to the skillet and stir until thickened.
  7. Add the meatballs and pineapple.
  8. Simmer until the meatballs are hot and the carrots are tender-crisp.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide meatballs and pineapple among indicated number of gallon bags.
  2. In a skillet, saute the onion and garlic in a bit of oil.
  3. Add in the carrots and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Measure the pineapple juice. Combine with enough water to make indicated amount of liquid.
  5. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce and cornstarch
  6. Add sauce to the skillet and stir until thickened.
  7. Let cool.
  8. Divide among indicated number of gallon bags, label & freeze

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Place all in a skillet and reheat sauce and meatballs until hot.

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