Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • For meatballs: In a large bowl, beat egg until frothy.
  • Stir in breadcrumbs, fresh garlic (if using) 2 tbsp green onions, carrot, gingerroot, salt and pepper; mix in the ground pork.
  • Roll pork mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • 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.
  • For sweet and sour sauce: in a bowl, whisk together, pineapple juice, ketchup, vinegar, maple syrup and cornstarch; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and fresh ginger, stirring often, for about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in pineapple juice mixture; bring to a light boil, reduce heat, simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in the meatballs to coat.
  • Transfer to a baking dish.
  • Cover and bake in 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes stirring often.
  • Sprinkle with remaining green onions.
  • 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.