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Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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Ingredients

1 egg, beaten
1 cup soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoons yellow onion, minced
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons shortening or canola oil
SAUCE:
8 1/4-ounce can pineapple tidbits
8-ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 cup green pepper strips

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine beaten egg, bread crumbs, minced onion, milk and salt. Add ground beef and mix well with hands without overworking. Shape into 24 1-inch balls. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, heat the shortening or oil. Add meatballs and brown on all sides. Drain meatballs on a paper towel covered plate. Cover to keep warm. Drain fat from skillet. For the sauce, drain syrup from pineapple into a measuring cup. Add water to syrup to make 3/4 cup. In skillet, over medium-high heat, combine syrup mixture, cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, salt and pepper. When these ingredients have blended and have begun to simmer, add the meatballs. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally and gently as to not break up the meatballs. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. In a small bowl blend 1/4 cup cold water and cornstarch. Stir into sauce. Cook and stir until sauce has thickened. Add pineapple tidbits and green pepper strips to sauce. Simmer, covered, until green pepper is tender.

Shelly Voss Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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