My good friend and neighbor brought us these sweet and sour meatballs when I had my son Tyler. He is almost eight years old now, and it has been a family favorite since then. Some recipes just stand the test of time, and this is one of them. We love the combination of salty meatballs with the sweet sauce. It is great over fluffy rice. I usually add my green peppers at the very last minute because I don't want them to cook, just get warm. I sometimes cut them into large slices so they are easier to pick out. That way the 3 who don't like green peppers can give theirs to the 3 of us who do.
1 1/2# lean ground beef
2/3 cup cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp dry minced onion
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 can pineapple chunks-save juice
1/2 of a green pepper, sliced or diced
Combine all meatball ingredients. Shape into balls and brown. (I just broil them in the oven, shaking the pan every couple of minutes.)
For sauce: Mix cornstarch and sugar in a large pan. Stir in vinegar, soy sauce, and pineapple juice. Cook and stir till thickened and boil for 1 minute. Add meatballs, pineapple, and green pepper and heat through. Serve over rice.