Sweet & Spicy Chinese Meatballs on Brown Rice

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Sweet & Spicy Chinese Meatballs on Brown Rice

Sweet & Spicy Chinese Meatballs on Brown Rice
Total Recipe Time:  30 minutesPreparation Time:  10 minutesCooking Time:  20 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 package (about 18 ounces) frozen fully-cooked beef meatballs2 cups uncooked instant long grain brown rice1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice1-1/2 cups prepared picante sauce1 cup sugar free apricot preservesSliced green onions

Instructions

  1. Microwave meatballs according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.
  3. Measure 1/2 cup juice from pineapple and place in large saucepan; reserve remaining juice for other use. Stir in picante sauce and preserves; bring to a boil. Add meatballs and pineapple chunks. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with green onions.
Nutrition information per serving: 834 calories; 35 g fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 1431 mg sodium; 112 g carbohydrate; 22 g protein; 8.2 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 1.9 mcg vitamin B12; 2.2 mg iron; 7.8 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and zinc; and a good source of iron.
© Cattlemen's Beef Board and American National CattleWomen, Inc.

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