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Chinese Sweet And Sour Meatballs With Turkey Mince

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Calories: 470.4kcal|Fat: 30.7g|Carbohydrates: 27.6g|Protein: 22.9g | 30 minutes
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Savoury meatballs in sweet and sour sauce are a favorite main dish but also good for parties.
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.

Why You’ll Like It

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.

Diet-friendly – Perfect for a low-fat, lower-calorie, high protein, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free diet.

Healthy – The recipe have a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats. In addition, it doesn’t have any added sugar or salt. This is a meatball recipe I have adapted myself in order to turn it into a macronutrient friendly used when I was trying to lose my pregnancy weight.

Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

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Servings 4 portions
Calories 470.4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Fat: 30.7g|Carbohydrates: 27.6g|Protein: 22.9g

Description

Savoury meatballs in sweet and sour sauce are a favorite main dish but also good for parties.

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.

Tips

  • Feel free to swap the ground pork with ground chicken, turkey, or a plant-based alternative.

How to serve the meatballs and sweet and sour sauce with pineapple?

  1. Buffet Style: Arrange the meatballs in a large serving dish, and pour the sweet and sour sauce over them. Place small serving forks or toothpicks nearby for easy grabbing.

  2. Over Rice: Serve the meatballs and sauce over cooked rice. 

  3. Skewers: Thread the meatballs and pineapple alternately onto skewers and drizzle extra sweet and sour sauce over the skewers for dipping.

  4. Wraps: Place the meatballs and pineapple in wraps, drizzle with a little sweet and sour sauce, and serve with additional sauce on the side for dipping.

Health Info

  • Calories: 470.4kcal
  • Sugar: 19.5g
  • Sodium: 360.5mg
  • Fat: 30.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.6g
  • Fiber: 3.37g
  • Protein: 22.9g

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