Stir fry. What does that term mean to you? When I think stir fry, my first thoughts are of chicken and veggies in a very mild sauce… something like Chicken Gai Ding at a Canadian Chinese restaurant. Merriam Webster, thinks bigger and defines stir fry as:
Stir-fry : to fry (something) quickly over high heat while stirring it constantly
My idea of a stir fry needs to change ASAP. I kinda figured that out this month when my challenge as a Blue Dragon Ambassador was to create yet another stir fry. Finding out that I can have fun with this and basically just follow two simple rules (high heat & stirring constantly) really opened my eyes to all of the possibilities out there. Like this months creation, for example. I never would have put meatballs and stir fry in the same sentence before.
I almost always have cooked meatballs in the freezer, whether they are homemade or store-bought. These, along with a pouch of Blue Dragon Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Sauce allowed me once again to create a full meal in the time it took for the rice to cook.
Sweet & Sour Meatballs on the Double
- 12 meatballs, cooked as per instructions
- 1/2 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 large green pepper, cut into thin strips (I also put in a few strips of a red pepper that I had in the fridge)
- 1/2 cup shredded or julienned carrot
- 1/4 cup drained pineapple tidbits
- 1 pouch Blue Dragon Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Sauce
Have your meatballs reheated and set aside. In a non-stick skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium high heat until hot and then add the veggies, stir frying them for a minute or so. Add in the cooked meatballs and toss around for about another 30 seconds, and the pour in the sauce and add the pineapple, stirring and cooking until nice and hot.
Serve over steamed rice, which should be just about done if you started it when you threw the meatballs in to the oven to reheat.
Disclosure: I am part of the Blue Dragon Canada ambassador program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own and genuine.