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Waikiki Meatballs

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2/3 cup cracker crumbs
1/3 cup minced onions
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon shortening
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1 14 oz. can canned pineapple tidbits in juice
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/3 cup green bell peppers, chopped

Mix meat, crumbs, onions, egg, salt, ginger, and milk. Shape mixture by rounded tablespoons full into meatballs. Melt shortening into large skillet; brown and cook meatballs. Remove meatballs and keep warm. Pour fat from skillet. Mix cornstarch and brown sugar. Stir in reserved pineapple syrup, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Pour into skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Add meatballs, pineapple tidbits and green pepper and heat through.

Source: Kay Robertson

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