The Beer Fox says, “Sweet & sour meatballs make a great addition for holiday entertaining.”
Recommended Brew: Cherny Bock - Bohemian Brewery and Grill, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Beer Style: Bavarian Bock – Dark Black Red in color – Gentle bitterness with a light, hoppy aroma and roasted malt flavor.
For Black Warrior meatballs:
2 lbs. ground sirloin
¾ C. crushed Ritz crackers
1 small onion, finely chopped
¼ C Bleu cheese salad dressing¼ C. Cherny Bock
In medium bowl, combine ground sirloin, crackers, egg, onion and salad dressing. Add Cherny Bock and mix well to evenly distribute ingredients throughout. Form into 1-1/2 inch balls. Microwave on high for 12 minutes, turning once during cycle. (Adjust time for your microwave)
2 - 10 oz. bottles Sweet n’ Sour sauce
1 C. catsup
8 oz. Cherny Bock
½ C. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 – 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
In 5-6 quart saucepan, combine Sweet ‘n Sour sauce, catsup, Cherny Bock and brown sugar. Mix together cornstarch, salt and ground ginger. Blend dry ingredients into sweet ’n sour blend with a wire whisk. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir frequently.
Add meatballs and heat through. Gently fold in crushed pineapple. Serve warm.
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