Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Phyllis Gesch


Adults and kids alike will gobble up these little meatballs! They are perfect for a party, or for a family dinner when served over rice. The tangy, sweet and salty flavors work so well together - it's hard to stop eating these once you start!


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20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 2/3 c
    breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening or canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple chunks, drained and reserve juice/syrup
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/3 c
    green pepper, chopped

How to Make Sweet and Sour Meatballs


  1. Mix meat, crumbs, onion, egg, salt, ginger, and milk until thoroughly blended.
  2. Shape mixture by rounded teaspoon into balls. Melt shortening (or canola oil) in a large skillet; brown and cook meatballs in batches. Remove and keep warm, pour off fat from pan.
  3. Mix cornstarch and sugar in a bowl. Stir in reserved pineapple juice, vinegar, and soy sauce until smooth. Pour into skillet, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for one minute.
  4. Add meatballs, pineapple chunks, and green pepper. Heat thoroughly and serve hot.

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About Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Other Tag: For Kids

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