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Sweet and Sour Meatballs


A recipe for sweet and sour meatballs with a tangy pineapple sauce. These meatballs are great with rice, or serve as an appetizer.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained, syrup reserved
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet pickles with juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


Season ground beef with salt, pepper, and soy sauce and shape into 1-inch meatballs. Brown meatballs in oil in skillet over medium low heat. Add green and red bell pepper and onion; cook until tender. Mix the pineapple syrup, sweet pickles with juice and cornstarch; add to skillet. Cook and stir until sauce thickens and becomes clear. Add the pineapple tidbits; cover and cook sweet and sour meatballs for about 3 minutes or until heated through.

Serves 4.

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