Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Sweet And Sour Meatballs Recipe

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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.

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


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.

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About Sweet And Sour Meatballs

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