Sweet & Sour Meatballs

This dish was a big hit with my husband!  I remember my mom making this when I was younger and I was never fan.  As I was trying to come up with different dinner ideas I had remembered this one and got the recipe from my mom.  My husband loved it and wanted to know why I waited 6 years to make it!

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.

1 pound hamburger
1/2 dried bread crumbs-mine were Italian flavored
1/4 milk
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg

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.

Sweet & Sour
1/2 cup brown sugar-packed
1 Tbsp Corn Starch
1 Can Pineapple chunks-the bigger can with syrup
1/3 cup Vinegar
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 small green pepper-cut into chunks

In the same pan you used for the meat balls, mix brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the pineapple with syrup, vinegar and soy sauce.  Heat to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat and add in cooked meatballs. Cover and simmer for 10 min stirring occasionally.  Next add in the green peppers and cook additional 5 minutes.
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!