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Beef Patties With Sweet And Sour Sauce

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Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Canned water chestnuts 5 Ounce, drained and finely chopped (1 Can)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Canned sliced pineapple 9 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Tomato 1 Large, cut into 4 slices
  Butter/Margarine 5 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Molasses 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon (For Sauce)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Sliced green onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Hot cooked rice 3 Cup (48 tbs) (3/4 Cup Uncooked)
  Cucumber slices 4
Directions

MAKING
1) Take a large bowl and mix together ground beef, chopped water chestnuts, egg, and 4 teaspoons soy sauce in it with a fork.
2) Half the mixture and then figure one half into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick.
3) With two thirds of remaining mixture make 4 medium-size patties and shape 4 small patties with the rest.
4) Arrange the 12 patties closely on rack in broiler pan and broil for 4 minutes as per manufacturer's directions.
5) Turn the patties and keep pineapple and tomato slices beside meat.
6) Apply 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine on the patties and season tomatoes with salt and pepper.
7) Broil for 4 minutes more for medium until meat is cooked to desired doneness.
8) In a small saucepan, mix together cornstarch, molasses, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and water.
9) Boil the mixture for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
10) Mix in remaining 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, lemon juice, and green onions.

FINALIZING
11) To assemble, take 4 serving plates; pour rice and top each with a pineapple slice.
12) Place a large meat patty on top and then cover with a tomato slice, medium-size patty, cucumber slice, and small meat patty.
13) Pour over some of the sauce.

SERVING
14) Serve at once, garnishing each with a kumquat "flower", with the sauce handed separately.

TIPS
To help cooking the 12 patties in the same time, make them of even thickness.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Broiled
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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