SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS
Regular Sweet & Sour sauce is very high in sugar… for those of us who want that wonderful flavor but few sugar grams – I think you’ll love this.
Stick this in your slow-cooker on low for a few hours, make up some fluffy, fragrant rice for your family…dinner’s ready!
(Also good with vegetarian meatballs. Trader Joes has a brand that’s wonderful and will hold their shape in the sauce.)
Vegetable cooking spray
One 20-ounce can pineapple in own juice (chunks or rings), juice reserved
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/4 cup Whey Low Granular OR Splenda Granular
3 teaspoons Whey Low Gold OR sugar free pancake syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Kosher salt to taste
2 1/2 – 3 cups prepared OR homemade meatballs (prepared means FAST!)
1 onion, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 green pepper, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 red pepper, cut in 1 inch pieces
Preheat slow-cooker on low, or oven to 350 degrees. Coat pot or deep baking dish with vegetable spray.
Combine pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, tomato paste, sugar sub, sf syrup/Gold, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan and reserve 1 tablespoon to a measuring cup.
Bring to boil over high heat, stirring often. Mix cornstarch into reserved liquid and add to boiling sauce. Cook and stir just until thickened.
Place meatballs into the slow-cooker or a baking dish. Pour sauce over meatballs and allow to cook on low in the slow-cooker for 2 hours or in the oven for 45 minutes or until bubbling. Add pineapple, onion, and peppers; cook in slow-cooker for another hour or oven for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Makes 6 servings.
Per Serving: Calories 268; Protein 14 g; Fat 13 g; Carbs 13 g; Sugar 6 g; Sodium 970 mg