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Sweet And Sour Ham Balls

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Ingredients
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Bran cereal flakes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Skim milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lean ground beef/Ground veal 1⁄2 Pound
  Ground cooked ham 1⁄2 Pound
  Canned pineapple chunks 15 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Can)
  Sliced carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Honey 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Pea pods 1 Cup (16 tbs), thawed (Fresh/Frozen)
Directions

In a large mixing bowl combine egg, bran flakes, milk, and ginger.
Let stand 5 minutes.
Add meat and mix well.
Shape into 24 meatballs.
Arrange meatballs in a 12x7 1/2x2 inch baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.
Spoon off fat.
Meanwhile, for sauce, drain pineapple, reserving juice.
Set both aside.
In a large saucepan cook carrots in chicken broth, covered, for 5 minutes or just till tender.
Do not drain.
Combine vinegar, cornstarch, honey, and soy sauce.
Stir into carrot mixture.
Stir in reserved pineapple juice.
Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.
Stir in pea pods and cook 2 minutes more.
Stir in pineapple; heat through.
Gently stir in meatballs to coat with sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked

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