Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

We serve these every new years when we have a neighborhood gathering. They always go over well. I could only guess at the prep time and serving sizes, but I am close.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. MEATBALLS: Combine all ingrediants, mix.
  2. Shape into 1" meat balls, brown in butter over medium heat.
  3. Drain.
  4. SAUCE: Combine all ingrediants except pepper and pineapple.
  5. Cook until thickened and clear, stirring constantly.
  6. Add pineapple.
  7. Pour over meatballs in large casserole.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes.
  9. Add green pepper 10 minutes before removing.


Most Helpful

Terrific recipe! Tasty and the leftovers were even better! After reading the reviews, I substituted pineapple juice for 1/2 of the vinegar. When checking the meatballs though, I added the vinegar back to the mix. I also added a drained can of bamboo shoots because I had the extra liquid. We were very happy with the dish and it's a recipe I'll use again & again. The recipe makes tons and the meatballs are bathed in a lovely light colored sauce. It is a wee tart, but more than sweet enough to be pleasing. I served with Asian Inspired Rice #467378. Thank you for sharing the recipe ! :-)

Susie D May 13, 2012

This was good, but the vinegar was a lil "overwhelming". If I adjust the vinegar then it would be perfect! Thanks so much- made for ZWT6 Asia.

kellychris May 21, 2010

i'm not a huge sweet & sour person, but this was pretty good! had some homemade venison meatballs and some fresh pineapple i wanted to use up so i doubled the sauce recipe, omitting peppers and adding in onions and a little oj since i didn't have the pineapple juice. forgot to put in the margarine too but tasted good to me. 5yo DD said it's her "most favoritest dinner ever!" and requested the leftovers in her lunch for tomorrow! i think i'll make this into rice bowls, some w/ chicken and some w/ pork and freeze for quick lunches, thanks for a keeper that i'll be using often!

MuddyMommaPottery October 08, 2008

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