THRIVE online recipe_Sweet & Sour Meatballs

This simple ground beef recipe has an extra appeal with the addition of sweet and sour flavors.

Prep Time

1 hour


10 servings

Christy Horn - Recipe Contest 3rd Place Winner


  • 1⁄2 c dry bread crumbs
  • 1⁄4 c thrive instant milk, prepared
  • 1 T thrive iodized salt
  • 1⁄2 t worcestershire sauce
  • 1 thrive whole egg, prepared
  • 1⁄2 c thrive brown sugar, packed
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1 cn pineapple tidbits with juice
  • 1⁄3 c vinegar
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1⁄8 c thrive red & green bell peppers
  • 2 c thrive ground beef, rehydrated (or 1 lb hamburger)
  • 1⁄8 c thrive chopped onions


* Mix hamburger, dry bread crumbs, instant milk, onions, salt, worcestershire sauce, and egg together; shape into twenty 1 1/2" sized balls.

* Place in skillet and cook over medium heat, turning occasionally, until brown (about 20 minutes)


bake in an ungreased 9x13" pan at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until light brown.

* Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in a skillet. Stir in pineapple, juice, vinegar, and soy sauce.

* Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium, then add meatballs and peppers.

* Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.

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