Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Recipe by Jubes




  • For the sauce – mix the cornstarch with ¼ cup water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Add all of the remaining sauce ingredients to a small saucepan and stir over a medium heat for approximately one minute.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture and stir to combine.
  • Continue stirring until the mixture becomes thick and glossy- about 5 minutes. Set the sauce aside to cool.
  • For the meatballs – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C ).
  • Use a food processor to make fresh breadcrumbs ( I used 4 slices of bread with crusts removed).
  • Add all meatball ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl and thoroughly mix together.
  • Roll into small meatballs with your hands, using about a tablespoon of mix at a time.
  • Place meatballs in a 9 x 13 baking dish and, if using as a main meal, add the optional cup of pineapple chunks if desired - Just spread them evenly around the meatballs.
  • Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the meatballs , ensuring that they are all covered.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and stir. Continue to bake for another 15 minutes and stir again. Check for doneness and bake longer if needed.
  • Serve over rice or noodles for a main meal. Lightly sprinkle each meal with toasted sesame seeds or finely sliced green onions for presentation if desired.
  • Can be served as cocktail meatballs in a single large bowl with cocktail forks or toothpicks.