It's the time of year again when getting together with friends and family for barbeques, picnics, graduation parties is an almost-every-weekend occurrence. After a while the same old appetizers get a little stale. Nothing against deviled eggs, but you can only eat so many. Since you might be looking for something new, I decided to share a dish that is popular around our house. So here's a McDonald family favorite - Teriyaki Meatballs. It's pretty simple, really tasty, serves a lot of people and, best of all, can be made ahead of time.
- Bag of Costco Frozen Meatballs, Thawed
- 1 1/2 cups Sugar plus 3/4 cup for later
- 1 1/4 cups Lite Soy Sauce
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger (you can add more if you like it spicy!)
- 1 tsp Ground Garlic
- 1 can Pineapple Chunks
1) Place meatballs in a really large dutch oven or spaghetti pot.
2) Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar, all of the soy sauce, ginger, and garlic and bring to a boil. The sauce should really bubble.
3) Lower the heat, then simmer for an another 30 minutes.
4) Add the additional 3/4 cup of sugar. Check your ginger and garlic for strength - add more as needed.
5) Simmer the meatballs in the sauce for another 1-1 1/4 hours. The longer they cook, the better they taste!
6) Right before serving, remove the meatballs, and thicken the teriyaki sauce with cornstarch. Stir until thickened. Then add the meatballs back into the sauce, and stir to make sure they are thoroughly coated.
7) If you wish, you can add a can of pineapple chunks can be stirred in with the meatballs after the sauce thickens.
8) Serve and Enjoy! If you want to serve these buffet-style, put meatballs in an electric fry-pan or crockpot set on low to keep them warm.
We hope you enjoy this just as much as we have!