Sweet and Sour Sauce (For Meatballs)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Easy sauce for meatballs. We like to serve this over rice.


  1. Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup of the syrup.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar and cornstarch.
  3. Blend in pineapple syrup, vinegar, soy sauce and water.
  4. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture thickens and bubbles.
  5. Carefully stir in pineapple and meatballs (not included in this recipe).
  6. Heat to boiling.
  7. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

Easy to make, good sauce. I had made little Indonesian spiced chicken meatballs and this sauce complemented our meal very nicely. We had some sauce left and I can also add that it freezes well. Thanks for posting. Made for PAC-Spring 2010.

Chef Dudo April 08, 2010

This was so easy to prepare! It is a really good sweet & sour sauce that I added meatballs as the recipe calls for, which I served it all over hot steamed white rice. The sauce was done just about the same time that our rice was ready to serve, so it was great to have a complete meal in about 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Half Hearted Chef. Made for 2009 Fall Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal September 11, 2009