Lana's Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Lana's Sweet and Sour Meatballs


"A wonderful savory meatball and sweet sauce recipe that works as a main dish, or you can use just the meatball recipe part for parties. I recommend serving over white rice."


1 h servings 427 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 427 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 479 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large, shallow baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs and onion. Sprinkle with ginger, seasoning salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Shape into one inch balls.
  3. Place meatballs in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes; set aside.
  4. To make the sauce, mix enough water with the reserved pineapple juice to make 1 cup. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the juice mixture, 1/3 cup water, vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Stir in cornstarch, ginger and seasoning salt, until smooth. Cover and cook until thickened.
  5. Stir pineapple chunks, carrot, green pepper and meatballs into the sauce. Gently stir to coat the meatballs with the sauce. Simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes, or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked.
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  1. 699 Ratings


Delicious recipe! As other reviewers have mentioned, the amount of sauce is very scant in proportion to the meatballs (this made about 50 one-inch meatballs). If you're serving as an appetizer...

This recipe was simple and easy to follow - the results were yummy too. However, the amount of sauce indicated isn't nearly enough to allow for a proper simmer, so you should probably make ...

Still the best sweet and sour meatball recipe ever! Need a fast dinner? Use the sauce recipe with store bought meatballs and use frozen bell pepper slices. The sauce is great over chicken too. ...

This is a family favourite at our house! I omit the carrot, green pepper, onion, and ginger, for personal preference, and use crushed pineapple. (my husband hates pineapple but likes it crushed ...

Outstanding! The meatballs were delicious. VERY tasty...I cut the meatball recipe in half and used the same amount of sauce without cutting that part in half and it was just enough sauce. Would...

Some of the best meatballs I have ever tasted. I doubled the recipe and made two batches, one for each party. Everyone loved the recipe so much at each party, I was told I need to make it for ev...

The meatballs were one of the best I've made so far, hence the 5 star rating. I enjoyed the sauce, but it was a tad too thick in my opinion. I would reduce the cornstarch down to 2 tbls next t...

VERY tasty...I cut the meatball recipe in half and used the same amount of sauce without cutting that part in half and it was just enough sauce. Would even double the sauce next time and still ...

This is an awesome recipe! I used premade meatballs which made it a little easier. I will add this to our family favorites. Quick and easy all the way!