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Sweet and Sour Meatball Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup bell pepper red and green combined
  • 1 medium sized onion quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup carrot sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch diluted in 3 tablespoons of water
  • 8 tablespoons cooking oil


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, minced onion, salt, ground black pepper, egg, and bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly.
  • Scoop about 1 to 2 tablespoons of mixture and form into a ball shaped figure. Set aside.
  • Heat a frying pan then pour-in 6 tablespoons of cooking oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, pan-fry the ball-shaped mixture until the outer side turns brown.
  • Once done, turn off the heat and transfer the fried meatballs on a serving plate or bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a separate cooking pot then pour-in remaining 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic.
  • Add the quartered onion, sliced carrot, and bell peppers then cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add pineapple chunks and cook for 1 minute.
  • Put-in the tomato ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar then stir.
  • Pour-in water and let boil.
  • Add the cornstarch diluted in water and cook until desired thickness is reached.
  • Turn off heat then ladle the sauce over the pan-fried meatballs.
  • Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g