Yield: Makes 40 to 50 meatballs.
An all-American dish with a Chinese accent, these meatballs are a favorite party food.
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon minced onion
- 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 1-pound can pineapple chunks, drained (reserve 1/3 cup of syrup)
- 2/3 cup catsup
- 2/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
Mix the beef, salt, onion, crumbs, egg, reserved pineapple syrup and 1/2 cup of the chunks, cut very small. Shape into small balls.
Bring the catsup, vinegar and brown sugar to a boil. Add the meatballs and remaining pineapple chunks. Simmer, covered for 25 minutes. Serve hot, with cooked rice.