Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Gail Hagans


I got pretty melancholy making these to take to work. The first time I had these was almost 30 years ago. My mom had a new recipe to try, so she got up early and made these to take to work for our monthly food day. Today I did the same (well made them the night before), but thought of her many hours standing in the kitchen at the stove making good things for us.


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30 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1- 13 1/4 oz
    can of pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 small
    green pepper, coarsely chopped

How to Make Sweet & Sour Meatballs


  1. Mix beef, bread crumbs, milk, onion, salt, worcestershire sauce and egg. Shape into 21 - 1/4" balls. Cook over medium heat until brown.
  2. Cook meatballs in skillet and remove. Drain fat from skillet. Mix brown sugar and corn starch in skillet. Stir in pineapple with syrup. Add vinegar and soy sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat and add meatballs. Cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Stir in green pepper and simmer for 5 more minutes.

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About Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #sweet, #meat, #Meatballs, #sour

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