Sweet and Sour Meatballs
1 ¼ lbs ground beef or ground turkey
1 envelope onion soup mix
¼ cup barbeque sauce
½ cup oats*
1 (15 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
¼ cup vinegar
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons corn starch
½ cup water
1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks
Heat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Combine meatball ingredients in medium bowl, mixing well. Form into about 20 meatballs. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, or until browned throughout.
Meanwhile, whisk together reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, ketchup, and brown sugar in saucepan. In separate container, combine cornstarch and water, and pour into sauce pan. Heat until thickened. Add pineapple chunks and bell peppers and remove from heat.
Serve meatballs over rice, and ladle sauce on top.
*Oats do not contain gluten, but some people cannot tolerate them due to cross-contamination or otherwise. Out of the 3 celiacs in our family, 2 can eat oats. If you cannot, use potato flakes or grated parmesan cheese instead. It will have a slightly different flavor.