Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Sweet And Sour Meatballs Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Linda Tennant


When looking for a sweet and sour sauce at the store the other day, I noticed there are a lot of preservatives in the store bought variety. I thought that I might be able to make something similar to it at home. This is my very first recipe that I have made by myself. My family said that they enjoyed it. The awesome thing is that I didn't think that I could create my own recipe, but here it is. I hope that you enjoy it too.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

depends on how much you eat. 3-4 servings
30 Min
15 Min


Add to Grocery List

1 1/2 lb
ground beef, turkey, or chicken
green bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
red bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
1 medium
onion, chopped into 1-2 " pieces
1/3 c
cider vinegar
1/4 c
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
prepared mustard - not dry mustard
1/4 c
1/4 c
3 Tbsp
tomato paste - about 1/2 of a small can
1 can(s)
pineapple chunks drained, with juice set aside
1 Tbsp
grape jelly
1./2 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp
1/8 tsp
california chili pepper, it's fairly mild
1/3 c
brown sugar
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp
garlic powder

How to Make Sweet And Sour Meatballs


  • 1Brown meat lightly in a dutch oven or frying pan. Drain, and set aside. In a large saucepan, place the bell peppers and onion. Add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are almost cooked, about 15 minutes. Reduce heat. To that mixture add: cider vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, sugar, mustard, garlic powder, honey, tomato paste, and grape jelly. Add the pineapple. Cook in saucepan until sauce thickens . If it becomes too thick, add pineapple juice. Add meat. Combine cornstarch with cold water, stirring well until smooth. Add cornstarch and vegetables to the pot. Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour. You can also put it in a crock pot and slow cook it. (great for people that work).
  • 2I served this with coconut rice. Follow package directions and just use coconut milk instead of the water.

Printable Recipe Card

About Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Turkey
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

Leave a Comment

15 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

15 Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Craving an easy weeknight meal? Look no further. Check out these simply irresistible ways to dress up chicken for a delicious (and easy) dinner recipe!

13 Cluckin' Great Chicken Recipes For Tonight's Dinner

13 Cluckin' Great Chicken Recipes for Tonight's Dinner

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Need some inspiration for tonight's dinner? Try one of these 13 cluckin' great chicken recipes.

Winner, Winner Have An Easy Chicken Dinner Tonight Recipe

Winner, Winner Have an Easy Chicken Dinner Tonight

Kitchen Crew

Chicken is my go-to when I just can't figure out what to make for dinner. Whenever I find myself wondering what to make, I grab a package at the market...