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    Forevermama's Sweet and Sour Meatballs - Asian Style

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    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    ForeverMama's Note:

    I like serving these for potlucks and for different events or as a comfort food to be served at home. This type of meatball recipe became pretty popular in the late 70's into the 80's, but they're still a favorite and hasn't gone out of style in my house.

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    Sweet and Sour Sauce


    1. 1
    2. 2
      In a bowl; mix the ground pork with the sesame oil until well mixed, then mix in the cornstarch, egg and soy sauce.
    3. 3
      Prior to shaping the meatballs, have a plate ready to set your meatballs inches Wet your hands under cold water. Take small portions of the meat mixture, about the size of walnuts, and roll them in-between your palms, shaping them into balls. Keep wetting your hands as to prevent the meat from sticking to your hands. This will also help in producing an even, smooth surface. Once all meatballs have been shaped and placed in plate; set aside.
    4. 4
      Preparing Sweet and Sour Sauce:.
    5. 5
      In a bowl; blend the cornstarch with the water. Add the sherry, soy sauce, tomato paste, sugar, and vinegar. Drain the liquid from the pineapple and add liquid to the sauce mixture. Set the pineapple chunks aside.
    6. 6
      Heat the 3 tablespoons of oil in a wok or skillet and fry the meatballs until evenly browned and cooked through. Remove them from pan using a draining-spoon and place on a paper-towel lined plate.
    7. 7
      To the hot wok or skillet add more oil if necessary. To the hot oil, add the onion, peppers and carrots. Stir fry for about 5 - 9 minutes until slightly softened.
    8. 8
      Give the sauce mixture a stir; pour it into the pan and bring to a boil, stirring all the time. Stir in the meatballs and pineapple chunks and cook, stirring over reduced heat for about 3-5 minutes. Serve hot with rice.
    9. 9
      NOTE: When I have brought this to different events I've transferred the completed cooked recipe into a crock pot to keep it warm for a potluck service. These have always disappeared.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 16, 2013


      Great recipe that we will have often. Easy to do. I wasn't sure about the amount of sugar so used 1 1/2 t. for my half recipe. Served over rice and was very filling. Loved the sesame oil in the pork.

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    Nutritional Facts for Forevermama's Sweet and Sour Meatballs - Asian Style

    Serving Size: 1 (224 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 434.6
    Calories from Fat 222
    Total Fat 24.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.2 g
    Cholesterol 85.5 mg
    Sodium 1554.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    Sugars 21.6 g
    Protein 17.9 g

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