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Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe With Pineapple

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray
The tangy sauce for these sweet and sour meatballs is flavored with pineapple, bell pepper strips, and celery.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 slices pineapple, cut into quarters


In large mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs with minced onion, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water. Add ground beef and egg. Shape beef mixture into 16 meatballs. Brown slowly in a large skillet over medium low heat. When browned and cooked through, remove meatballs from skillet and set aside. Cook celery and pepper strips in skillet for about 5 minutes. Add remaining water, vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Mix cornstarch with a little cold water then add to skillet; stir well and cook for about 4 minutes. Add meatballs, pineapple slices. Cook until heated through. Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
, Member clarissegibson

AWESOME! Ok, I did tweak it a little bit, but only because I didn't want to leave part of can of pineapple in the fridge. Instead of the 1 1/2 cup of added water, I just dumped a whole 15 oz can of Pineapple Tidbits in it's own juice to the veggies. Next time I might cut back a tiny bit on the vinegar, and I used light soy sauce so added an extra 2 tbsp and that was it. Will be using this recipe with chicken, shrimp and pork too. Thank You for putting this one up!

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