Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Yummy!

I love sweet & sour stuff, and I found the BEST recipe for sweet and sour meatballs with the sauce made from scratch. It would work easily to switch out the type of meat and make it sweet & sour chicken or sweet & sour pork. Heck, you could throw in a bunch of baked chicken nuggets if you wanted to make it super easy! :) The recipe below serves at least 8 -- but you won't mind the leftovers, trust me!

2 16-oz bags of frozen meatballs (plain, not Italian; ~32 1" meatballs per bag)
1 20-oz can of pineapple tidbits in pineapple juice
1 large green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 C. packed brown sugar
2 T. cornstarch
2/3 C. vinegar
2 T. soy sauce

Bake the meatballs for 10 minutes at 350 degrees (just enough that they're no longer frozen and they're warm to the touch). While they're baking, combine the brown sugar and cornstarch in a large skillet. Stir in the pineapple tidbits with all the juice, the vinegar, and the soy sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Add meatballs. Cover; simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Stir in the chopped green pepper. Cover; simmer until crisp-tender, about 5-7 minutes. Serve over warm rice.

You can change it up by adding more veggies like different colored peppers, snow peas, carrots, etc. This would also be a great as an appetizer, minus the rice.

*Original recipe from with some variation.


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  1. I LOVE!!!! Sweet and Sour sauce but hate the pre-made stuff. Way too much HFCS and unpronounceable stuff, so thanks for this homemade version. Guess I know what we're having this week!

    And I love your new print option! What a great idea! :-)