Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These Sweet and Sour Meatballs were a big hit with my husband!  I still remember my mom making Sweet and Sour Meatballs when I was younger and I would literally fight with my parents not to eat dinner.
It is really hard coming  up with dinner ideas to make each night.   One night when I stopped by parents after work my mom was making this for dinner and I thought I should give it another try and make it for us.  My husband loved it and wanted to know why I waited 6 years to make it!
Sweet and sour meatballs

I made the meatballs from scratch but I’m sure the pre-made meat balls would work just fine.  I think next time I’m going to double my meatballs and freeze them for a quick dinner in the future.

I loved the smell of sweetness this brought into the house!  Even simmering it looks so good.

 sweet and sour meatballs

Did I mention I have the worlds pickiest eaters!!   Well one of them actually tasted this and said  “mom this is good”  I just about fell out of my chair.

sweet and sour meatballs

Sweet & Sour Meatballs
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Have a yummy dinner on the table in no time with this easy and tasty Sweet and Sour Meatballs
  • Meatballs
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • ½ dried bread crumbs-mine were Italian flavored
  • ¼ milk
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • Sweet & Sour
  • ½ cup brown sugar-packed
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 Can Pineapple chunks-the bigger can with syrup
  • ⅓ cup Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 small green pepper-cut into chunks
  • 2-3 cups white rice
  1. Meatballs:
  2. Mix all together in a bowl. Shape into the size ball you want. Cook in a sauce pan for twenty minutes. Occasionally flipping them over. Place on separate plate and drain the fat.
  3. In the same pan you used for the meat balls, mix brown sugar and cornstarch.
  4. Stir in the pineapple with syrup, vinegar and soy sauce. Heat to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and add in cooked meatballs.
  5. Cover and simmer for 10 min stirring occasionally.
  6. Next add in the green peppers and cook additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serve over white rice


  1. I love this dish. I haven’t made it in forever, so thank you for the reminder of a long-lost love! I even have meatballs in the freezer right now. Maybe I will make this this weekend, for dinner during the week. Yum!

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  2. Stopping by with LWML blog hop. Your recipe looks scrumptious! I can see why you husband wondered why it took you 6 years to make it. I want some! I followed your blog.


  3. mmmmmmmm!!! Visiting from Linkin’ with my Ladies. :)

  4. My hubby’s a big meatball fan. :)

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  5. Looks yummy! I made sweet and sour chicken this week, I could mix things up;)-Tiffany

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  7. This sounds like a great recipe! A must try! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back tomorrow too!