Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 330.8
  • Total Fat: 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.6 mg
  • Sodium: 639.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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Meatballs in a pineapple sweet and sour sauce. Best served over rice. Meatballs in a pineapple sweet and sour sauce. Best served over rice.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 lb hamburger
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 c. dry bread crumbs(I use 1 piece of whole wheat bread toasted and put into the food processor)
    1 egg
    2 Tbsp onion, minced
    1/4 c milk
    1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    Shape into meatballs and bake on cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 15 minutes

    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 can pineapple chunks or tidbits with the juice
    1 Tbsp corn starch
    1 Tbsp soy sauce
    1/3 c vinegar
    1/2 cup green pepper,diced


Mix together meatball ingredients. Shape into meatballs and bake on cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Make sauce in a large skillet, combining all ingredients except green pepper. Stirring constantly, heat to boiling. Turn down heat and add meatballs. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stir occasionally. Add green peppers at end and serve over rice.

Makes 6 servings.

(This is also just a great meatball recipe to serve with BBQ sauce or marinara sauce. If so bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once.)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DOITNOWM.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was really good! I didn't have canned pineapple, but I had a can of fruit cocktail, of which I added a cup. Very delicious! I also baked the meatballs for about 30 minutes, after 15 minutes I checked them, turned them over, and cooked an additional 15. I also simmered them for one hour. - 9/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband said he would be happy if I made this once a week. Everyone seemed to enjoy. I added some shredded carrots to the sauce. - 9/25/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    fabulous meal! made it for dinner last night, and it was a big hit. will be keeping this recipe for a long time. - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this two days ago, and I thought it was very tasty. Somethng different, as most of us are used to sweet and sour pork or chicken. Also, fairly easy to make. I like the idea of baking the meatballs, and will use this method from now on if I wanna add them to spaghetti sauce. - 11/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this on a weekend and it was great!! Leftovers are good too - 1/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So good!! I made this recipe for my work potluck and everyone just loved them. I have had people ask me for the recipe. I ended up making extra sauce because I brought the meatballs to work in a crock pot to keep warm. Will be making these again!! - 12/11/09

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  • I used 93% ground beef which brought the calories down quite a bit- 115 calories per serving instead of 200 for the ground beef. Also used half brown sugar and half splenda, and added another tbsp of corn starch to make the sauce a little thicker. Very good recipe! - 1/14/14

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  • Absolutely amazing!! I had made a double batch and there was none left..... I have a few picky people in my family and everyone enjoyed this recipe!! It's in the recipe book for a regular meal from now on!! - 1/14/13

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  • This is a great recipe. I have been making meatballs with basically this same recipe for years, but mine has always been high in fat. if you use splenda brown sugar, lo sodium soy, lean ground turky breast and 2%milk the calories and sodium are cut almost half. - 12/13/12

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  • I used can of crushed pineapple and maybe there wasn't enough juice, but this turned out really dry for me. Had it over brown rice and had to smother the brown rice in Soy sauce so that it had flavor. I would not make this again. - 7/23/12

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  • Delicious! I doubled the sauce and made this with frozen lean Italian meatballs from m&m meats. This was quick, and made for a delicious supper! Will definitely make again. - 1/25/11

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  • Great recipe! Followed as written except I added 1/2 pound shredded carrots right before serving and left out the green peppers. Fabulous! My 12 year thought it was great too! - 1/12/11

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  • Awesome recipe. I used ground turkey instead of beef. It would be great with chicken or pork as well. The sauce is fantastic. - 11/2/10

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  • This is the same way I make my meatballs; however, I've never used worstershire sauce, this was a nice touch. The sweet and sour was AMAZING. I used fresh pineapple, white vinegar (it didn't specify), and flour instead of cornstarch. My husband absolutely loved this and the leftovers were great! - 10/14/10

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  • This was really, really good! We took it to a potluck and within 15 minutes, it was all gone. - 9/16/10

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  • kids love these - 3/10/10

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  • Simply fantastic! I didn't have any pineapple but I did have some tangerines handy... still wonderful! - 11/15/09

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  • We made this last night. I had to double it for the amount of people in my house and there was not one Meatball left! They all loved it. Pickie Hubby and kids too! - 10/29/09

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  • this looks amazingly good i love meet ball in a sweet and sour sauce i must try this - 10/28/09

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