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Sweet And Sour Ham Balls

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  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)

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: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1504 Calories from Fat 312

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g53.5%

Saturated Fat 12.8 g64.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 463 mg154.3%

Sodium 2131 mg88.8%

Total Carbohydrates 190 g63.3%

Dietary Fiber 21.8 g87.3%

Sugars 98.2 g

Protein 116 g232.7%

Vitamin A 478.5% Vitamin C 187.7%

Calcium 28.3% Iron 158.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sweet And Sour Ham Balls Recipe