This is one of my favorite recipes. My mom used to make this recipe when I was a kid.
1 ½ lb. ground beef
1 ½ cup soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced onion
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg beaten
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons oil
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 large onion, cut into wedges
1 can (13 Â½ oz.) pineapple chunks
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ cup white vinegar
4 cups hot rice
Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, minced onion, dry mustard, salt, pepper, egg, and milk. Shape mixture into 18 meatballs. Brown meatballs for ten minutes in oil. Place cooked meatballs onto paper towels to drain. Remove all oil from pan except one tablespoon and add onion and red bell pepper. Saute vegetables until slightly soft. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside. Wipe pan clean with paper towel
Drain pineapple and reserve liquid. Reserve pineapple chunks. Mix together brown sugar, ginger and cornstarch. Combine 1 cup of reserved pineapple liquid, vinegar, and soy sauce in pan. Bring liquid to a boil and whisk in brown sugar mixture. Stir constantly until mixture is thickened.
Return meatballs to pan with vegetables and reserved pineapple chunks. Simmer for five minutes. Serve over hot rice. Serves 4.
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