Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Course : Beef
Serves: 4
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1 pound 85% or 95% lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup reduced sodium beef broth
1 teaspoon garlic minced
2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
4 dashes red pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 bottle sweet and sour sauce
1 Cup finely chopped parsley
1 cup reduced sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 1/2 teaspoons equal -- for recipes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dijon style mustard
2 teaspoons tomato paste
2 dashes red pepper sauce -- up to 3
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 teaspoon salt and pepper -- to taste

Preparation / Directions:

Mix all ingredients except sweet and sour sauce and parsley; shape into 20 meatballs and place in baking pan. Bake meatballs in preheated 350 degree oven until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Arrange meatballs in serving dish; pour hot sweet and sour sauce over and sprinkle with parsley. Serve over noodles or rice. SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE: Mix beef broth, cornstarch, and equal in small saucepan; stir in remaining ingredients, except salt and pepper and heat to boiling. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Nutritional Information:

29 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (34% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 47mg Cholesterol; 302mg Sodium

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