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Sweet'n'Sour Meatballs Over Rice
5 votes


Flavorful, though not necessarily pretty dish :)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 24-30 meatballs (med sized)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar or turbinado style
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/8 cup HOT water
  • Sauce:

  • 1 small can crushed pineapple
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 1/4 cup Bragg's all purpose Seasoning (or other appropriate wheat free soy sauce)
  • 1 small onion (whichever color you prefer)
  • 1 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • salt & cayenne to taste
  • generous sprinkling of parsley (It's a bennie- load up! :))
How to make it:
  1. Brown meatballs in frying pan.
  2. Once browned, pour most of sauce over meat in pan (reserve about a 1/4 cup).
  3. Simmer, allowing to reduce. (The longer you let it simmer, the more flavorful).
  4. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package instructions, but add the 1/4 cup of reserved sauce.
  5. Just before rice is finished cooking, dissolve arrowroot & sugar in water; add to meat mixture to thicken, and simmer for 3 minutes (Don't let the sugar burn!).
  6. Once thickened, serve over cooked rice.
  7. Sauce:

  8. Easy method: throw ingredients in blender and mix until veggies chopped to desired size.
  9. (best to remove stalk & seeds of pepper)
  10. Hard way: cut green pepper small, mince onion. Mix with remaining ingredients.
  11. **Note** I'm one of these people who eyeballs ingredients- you don't have to follow the recipe exactly. Adjust amount of meat or rice depending on preference.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Arrowroot  N N N N N N N N
Pineapple2 ,3 B B B B B B N N
Pepper (Green/Yellow/All Varie...2 ,3 A N A A B N N N
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Beef2 A A A A N N B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Aug 19, 2011 at 10:41 PM By: Joe