Meatballs With Sweet & Sour Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by everydaychef

I love this technique for creating a smooth sauce that the kids really love. Meatballs could be made with pork mince or minced chicken for variation.

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

Yes, extremely good, moist delicious meatballs in a flavoursome sauce, my daughters friend stayed for supper which ensured that there were no left overs, much to DHs disappointment. Another time, I would allow the meatballs to chill in the fridge for half an hour, some of them did break up a bit when cooking, but the taste was marvellous. I used apple cider vinegar, since I hadn't realised that I was out of malt vinegar. I didn't blend the sauce, because I do prefer as more chunky sauce, it certainly didn't affect the taste. A very good recipe, equally good for weekends or during the week, will be making again, thanks, everydaychef!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together for the meatballs and process in a food processor for a few seconds.
  2. Using floured hands, form into about 20 meatballs.
  3. Fry the meatballs until browned all over for about 10 minutes.
  4. To make the sauce, first mix the soy sauce and cornflour in a small bowl
  5. Sauté the onion until transparent then add the red pepper and fry for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes, vinegar and sugar and season with pepper.
  6. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the soy sauce mixture and cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally until it has thickened slightly.
  8. Blend and then sieve the sauce.
  9. Pour over the meatballs, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  10. Serve on spaghetti.
  11. Hold onto your meatball, in case somebody sneezes!

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