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Looking for a meal under 20 mins? Wanna beat the summer heat? Take advantage of fresh summer produce and the ease of Aidells® Meatballs!
The heat has already descended upon us in Texas. Although I'm happy to put away the rainy spring days and am glad to be having some dinners al fresco on the patio, I am less than happy to turn the actual oven on. I'm still recovering, and many days it's a feat to put dinner on the table. Right now my meals consist of attempting to be healthy and cooked in under 20 - 25 minutes. One of my favorite cooking short cuts is using Aidells® Meatballs. In today's recipe, I've used their Teriyaki & Pineapple Meatballs with fresh summer produce, rice noodles and an easy peasy homemade sweet and sour sauce. Done in 20 minutes. Want to make it gluten free? I have a simple trick for that.
I served mine in a the shell of the pineapple I used. It gives a stunning presentation, sure to impress any dinner guests you might have.
Fresh produce abounds in this dish. I've used a mixture of pineapple, snap peas, broccoli, carrots, red & orange bell peppers, onions, garlic and green onions.
The meatballs are an easy way to add protein without a lot of work. Aidells® Meatballs come fully cooked, so you simply have to warm them.
You could use standard rice in this dish. Right now I think rice noodles are the bees knees. They give a slightly different texture and taste to the dish.
Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatball Stir Fry
- fresh summer fruit and veggies. I used a mixture of pineapple, snap peas, broccoli, carrots, red & orange bell peppers, onions, and garlic.
- *Save time by buying a bag of store bought pre -cut stir fry veggies!
- Sweet and Sour Sauce (recipe follows, could be substituted with store bought)
- Aidells® Teriyaki and Pineapple Meatballs
- ** Gluten free substitute with Aidells® Caramelized Onion
- Rice noodles
- green onions, optional for garnish.
4. Combine all your sweet and sour sauce and cook stirring constantly until mixture boils and thickens.
5. In a large stockpot, stir fry pan, or skillet, heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil (I used grape seed oil) over medium high heat. Saute your veggies and the meatballs for about 12 -15 minute. The meatballs will brown nicely. I cooked mine in 2 separate pans.
6. When rice noodles are cooked, drain. Layer on a plate with veggie / meatball mixture and top with sweet and sour sauce.
So one of the reasons why I love Aidells® is because the meatballs come pre-cooked, so it's less labor on my part. Which I'm in dire need of at this point in my life. I think the Teriyaki and Pineapple Meatballs are the first product in their line that isn't labelled gluten free (darn you soy sauce!). It's so easy to substitute with another type. Sometimes I will simply heat up the Italian Style with Mozzarella, top with a jar of tomato and serve on bread or pasta. Can't beat the simplicity.
Since I'm trying to give my brain the best healing shot it's got, I appreciate that Aidells® meatballs and lunch meat are all natural, nitrate free, have no MSG, no artificial ingredients, and are minimally processed. One less thing to worry about! I've been snacking on their Chicken and Apple Lunchmeat during the day and I'd say I'm officially addicted.
I am able to find my Aidells® products at my local HEB. Right now they are offering a digital coupon for Aidells®. Be sure to click to get your savings (search for Aidells®)!
I love our HEB. I remember before my surgery thinking, "This is my last trip to HEB". One of my very first adventures out of the house was going to HEB. We love the staff there so much. After my surgery I was greeted back with open arms by Brandon (manager) and Monica (my favorite pharmacy staff member - I keep her busy!). Lately I've been going out of my way to talk with John the cashier about his upcoming trip to Africa. His excitement is contagious, and I can't wait to travel again.
Until then, I'll just have to make exotic inspired dishes like this one!
Find more recipes using Aidells® products HERE.
Don't forget to pin this one for the next time you need a quick and tasty meal!
SWEET & SOUR SAUCE
1 TBSP Corn Starch
1 TBSP cold water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce (use gluten free if wanting gluten free)
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1. Mix the corn starch with cold water until dissolved and combine with the other liquids.
2. Add in all the dry ingredients
3. Over a medium heat stir continually
4. Mixture is done once it comes to a boil and thickens
5. Serve warm, or cool and place in refrigerator until ready to use (in a day or 2).