Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Whether you’re hosting a party or just craving a flavorful dinner, these Sweet and Sour Meatballs are the perfect dish to satisfy your taste buds. Imagine biting into tender meatballs glazed with a harmonious blend of sweet and tangy flavors – a delightful journey for your palate.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, egg, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Shape the mixture into meatballs of your desired size.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, sauté bell pepper and pineapple chunks until slightly softened.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, and cornstarch to create the sweet and sour sauce.
  6. Pour the sauce into the skillet with the bell pepper and pineapple. Stir and let it simmer until the sauce thickens.
  7. Add the cooked meatballs back to the skillet. Gently toss to coat them in the sweet and sour sauce.
  8. Sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped green onions on top.
  9. Serve the meatballs over steamed rice or as an appetizer for a delightful burst of flavors.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Sweet and Sour Meatballs combine the savory richness of ground beef with the zesty excitement of a sweet and sour glaze. The juicy pineapple chunks and colorful bell pepper add vibrant textures to every bite.

Nutrition information: Calories: 280 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g

Create a memorable dining experience by preparing these Sweet and Sour Meatballs. The interplay of flavors and textures, along with the tantalizing aroma, will surely leave your guests impressed. Whether you’re serving them at a social gathering or enjoying a cozy dinner at home, these meatballs will become an instant favorite. Embrace the perfect balance of sweet and sour – it’s a culinary adventure worth savoring.

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