Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 25 mins

These are great served at a get together or for a meal with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For meatballs: In a large bowl, beat egg until frothy.
  2. Stir in breadcrumbs, fresh garlic (if using) 2 tbsp green onions, carrot, gingerroot, salt and pepper; mix in the ground pork.
  3. Roll pork mixture into 1-inch balls.
  4. Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet, in a 375 degree F oven for about 15 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink inside.
  5. For sweet and sour sauce: in a bowl, whisk together, pineapple juice, ketchup, vinegar, maple syrup and cornstarch; set aside.
  6. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and fresh ginger, stirring often, for about 4 minutes.
  7. Stir in pineapple juice mixture; bring to a light boil, reduce heat, simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  8. Add in the meatballs to coat.
  9. Transfer to a baking dish.
  10. Cover and bake in 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes stirring often.
  11. Sprinkle with remaining green onions.
  12. Note: these meatballs can be made ahead of time, and frozen until ready to use in this dish, just shape into balls and freeze on a cookie sheet.


Most Helpful

Great basic! I lack the gene that allows me to follow a recipe, but I got here the inspiration, and it was super. Changes? I used Panko instead of breadcrumbs. White onion instead of green. Jarred ginger puree. Homemade hot spicy ketchup. All good. Thanks.

Foggy Kitchen March 13, 2009

We enjoyed this very much!!I made a mistake with vinegar&syrup,I added 1/3 cup instead of 1/4 very vinegary,so added more pineapple juice&ketchup.It is very tasty,not as sweet as I expected,will make again.Thanks.

lin1 June 08, 2007

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