This week’s recipe that I’m sharing was another grocery store ad inspiration. I’m not going to lie, I’m all about saving money wherever I can, and try to base most of our weekly grocery shopping around the produce and meat that is on sale. About two weeks ago I noticed that both ground sausage and peppers were on sale at one of our local grocery stores. This sounded to me like the perfect opportunity to make some meatballs!
1 lb ground sausage
1 large green pepper
1 large red pepper
1 large yellow onion
1 8 oz can pineapple chunks
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 large egg
3 tbl vegetable or canola oil
1 tbl ketchup
2 1/2 tbl low sodium soy sauce
2 tbl red wine vinegar
2 tbl cornstartch
2 cups steamed rice
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1. Halve the onion. Dice one half and put the other half aside.
2. Place the ground sausage, breadcrumbs, egg, diced onion, and garlic in a large bowl. Season with sea salt and pepper. Mix well using your hands and form into 1 inch balls.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the meatballs for about 15 minutes or until evenly browned and cooked through. Turn the meatballs every couple of minutes. Once cooked, set aside and wipe out the pan.
4. Slice the remaining half of the onion, as well as the green pepper and red pepper.
5. Heat the remaining oil in the pan and saute the onions and peppers for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
6. Meanwhile, mix together the ketchup, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, cornstarch, and half a cup of water in a small bowl. Add to the onions and peppers once they’re cooked, stirring frequently until the sauce slightly thickens.
7. Add the pineapple and meatballs and warm through. Serve on a bed of rice.
QOTD: How do you approach meal planning and grocery shopping?