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Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Want to try to cook the best meatballs in sweet and sour sauce in town but you don’t know where to start? If you’re a fan of meatballs and Asian dishes, this recipe has the juiciest and flavorsome meatballs tossed in a delicious sweet and our sauce and served with rice.

Meatballs in sweet and sour sauce

Yields: 4 portions
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total: 30 mins


What makes the meatballs in sweet and sour sauce so scrumptious?

The main secret lies in doing meatballs in doing the meatballs from scratch always going for organic fine quality products. They can be done a few days ahead in the refrigerator and even frozen. Surprisingly, you reheat these babies and you’ll still get the most awesome dish rave comments about it.

What makes this recipe healthy?

The recipe have a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats. In addition, it doesn’t have any added sugar or salt.

Objectively, these meatballs in sweet and sour sauce recipe is a healthier version of the authentic one and it was adapted so that people following a low fat, lower calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free can enjoy it. So feel free to swap the ground pork with ground chicken, turkey, or a plant-based alternative.

Now, let’s see what makes these meatballs in a sweet and sour sauce much healthier than other recipes:

➡️ low sugar. There is 6g of sugar per serving and it’s important to choose homemade or organic pineapple juice with possibly no added sugars.

➡️ high protein. The recipe gives 30g of protein per serving.

➡️ healthy cleaner ingredients. Using natural sugars preferring homemade or organic ready-made products

➡️ pan-cooked, baked or air fried. We have tried this recipe both pan cooked and also air fried.

Ingredients

You only need these ingredients to do this recipe!

FROZEN

  • 450 g pork ground

VEGETABLES

  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Pineapple can 400ml or ½ Fresh Pineapple
  • 4 Tomatoes medium, quartered

OILS & LIQUIDS

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider
  • Vinegar

SPICES

  • 1 tsp Ginger root, grated
  • 1/2 tsp White pepper

How to make Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Making the meatballs from scratch is easy and this is a quick and healthier version of the sweet and sour sauce and equally good! Prepare the meatballs, fry in a pan, and mix with the sauce.

Cook the meatballs in batter

STEP 1

Finely chop the onions, and grate the ginger root.

STEP 2

In a large bowl, mix the ground pork (or turkey), egg, bread crumbs, onion.

STEP 3

Subsequently, add the Tamari sauce, white pepper, and ginger root and mix well.

STEP 4

Shape the mixture into one inch balls.

STEP 5

Either place the meatballs in a preheated oven to 200 degrees or otherwise use a big pan and fry them in two batches using the olive oil for frying.

Prepare the sauce

STEP 6

For the sauce, finely chop the carrot and the green pepper.

STEP 7

In a large pan over medium heat, pour a cup of pineapple juice, soy sauce, and vinegar until smooth.

STEP 8

Add the pineapple chunks, carrot, and green pepper into the sauce and leave to simmer. Occasionally stir, and add water if necessary cause the mixture might dry quickly..

STEP 9

Leave to simmer for 15 minutes uncovered

Mix the meatballs in sweet and sour sauce

STEP 10

Then add the meatballs and quartered tomatoes for 5 minutes on low heat.

Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

FAQs

Can you meatballs in sweet and sour sauce?

Yes, this recipe freezes well

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Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Savoury meatballs in sweet and sour sauce are a favorite main dish but also good for parties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese, oriental

Ingredients
  

  • 450 g pork ground
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Ginger root grated
  • 0.5 tsp White pepper
  • 1 tbsp Tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

Sauce:

  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Pineapple can 400ml or ½ Fresh Pineapple
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider
  • Vinegar
  • 4 Tomatoes medium, quartered

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop the onions, and grate the ginger root.
  • In a large bowl, mix the ground pork, egg, bread crumbs, onion.
  • Subsequently, add the Tamari sauce, white pepper and ginger root and mix well.
  • Shape the mixture into one inch balls.
  • Either place the meatballs in a preheated oven to 200 degrees or otherwise use a big pan and fry them in two batches using the olive oil for frying.
  • For the sauce, finely chop the carrot and the green pepper.
  • In a large pan over medium heat, pour a cup of pineapple juice, soy sauce and vinegar until smooth.
  • Add the pineapple chunks, carrot and green pepper into the sauce and leave to simmer. Occasionally stir, and add water if necessary cause the mixture might dry quickly..
  • Leave to cook for 15 minutes uncovered. Then add the meatballs and quartered tomatoes for 5 minutes on low heat.
Keyword pineapple chunks, pork, sweet and sour sauce, turkey

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