Meatballs in Pineapple Sauce

This is a delightful recipe for an appetizer or for a potluck gathering.
In a hurry – on a budget – kid-friendly
Serves 10 as an appetizer


For the meatballs:
½ cup dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix all the ingredients, except the olive oil, in a large bowl. Shape into 1 ½ inch balls. Sauce meatballs in the olive oil over medium heat, turning occasionally, for about 15 to 20 minutes, until browned. Pour off the fat, remove the meatballs from the skillet, and set aside.


For the pineapple sauce:
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 13 ¼-ounce can of chunk pineapple, in natural, unsweetened juice
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 small green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
Mix together the brown sugar and cornstarch, and add to the skillet used for the meatballs. Pour in the pineapple and juice, and add the vinegar, soy sauce, and chopped pepper. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat immediately, add the meatballs, and simmer 10 minutes longer.