Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I have been making this since I was a young girl. Always been a favorite of mine and others. I got this out of an old cookbook by Betty Crocker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Meat Balls.
  2. Mix meat ball ingredients well and shape into balls.
  3. Cook over medium heat, turning occasionally until brown, about 20 minutes.
  4. OR bake in an ungreased oblong pan (13x9x2 inches), in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven until light brown, 20-25 minutes.
  5. Drain fat from meat balls.
  6. Sweet& Sour Sauce.
  7. Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in pan.
  8. Stir in pineapple (with syrup), vinegar and soy sauce.
  9. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly, reduce heat to simmer.
  10. Add meat balls.
  11. Cover, simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
  12. Stir in green peppers.
  13. Cover, simmer until green peppers are crispy-tender, about 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

I love these, I too have made these since I were little. Great flavor and so light tasting, I served them over rice.

Jules127 January 09, 2008

I had this cookbook and made this recipe many, many times. It's so very good . Thx for sharing as I have since lost this cookbook

Anne T. July 28, 2015

I love this recipe. I've made it with the meatballs and it turned out beautifully, but we just aren't a big meatball family. I usually use chunked chicken or pork dredged in flour and then sauteed in a wok pan. After the meat is cooked through I add the peppers and pineapple and give them a couple minutes. All the ingredients for the sauce are mixed using a salad dressing mixer bottle and then poured into the pan with the meat, pineapple, and peppers. Cook until bubbly and thickened, and serve over rice.

ticklegrass April 16, 2010

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