Sweet and Sour Meatballs

From lumpia, to siomai, to tortang giniling and ended-up to sweet and sour meatballs. I don't know if it's an advantage or disadvantage to have a ground beef stock in my fridge. My husband can't decide what recipe he would like for dinner. Yes, I am in-charge of the cooking and it is a bit difficult to set my mind on a specific recipe to cook if the one in-charge of deciding is quite pickle-minded.

Any how, my husband decided to have sweet and sour meatballs earlier today, but when we came home from work, he still asked me, "What's for dinner?".... =( Well I really don't know of he really hadn't decided for what am I going to cook to he just had a slight memory gap =D
So, to finalized I just stick to sweet and sour meatballs since I've already bought ingredients for it.... Yeah, no more suggestions, here we go....




Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Kg Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup minced onion + 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 + 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 + 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup carrots sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium green bell pepper - sliced into strips
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon corn flour - diluted in warm water
  • 1 cup water
  • oil


Procedure:
  1. Mix ground beef, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, minced onion and minced garlic.
  2. Make balls of about 1 1/2 - 2 inches in diameter.
  3. Heat oil in a low medium fire and fry meatballs for 7-10 minutes or until cook. Set aside.
  4. Saute remaining garlic and onion.
  5. Add carrots, pour water and vinegar.
  6. Put sugar and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Put the tomato paste and pineapple chunks with syrup.
  9. Put the meatballs and let it simmer for 7 minutes.
  10. Add the bell pepper and the diluted flour. Mix well and let it simmer 'til the sauce thickens.
  11. You can adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

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