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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Sweet and Sour Meatballs is a type of Sweet and Sour dish prepared with pork meatballs, its perfect to serve on freshly steamed jasmine rice.




  • 1 kg minced pork
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 2 pcs small shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp five-spice powder
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 birds eye chilli, finely chopped
  • salt
  • oil, for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 can pineapple pieces, retain the juice
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (capsicum), sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (capsicum), sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, mixed in 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 carrots, sliced into chunks
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 5 cloves, garlic minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. Combine all meatballs ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Wet your hands with some water then form your meatballs, set it aside.
  3. Heat up a wok, fill with oil enough for frying your meatballs. Once hot gently place the meatballs then fry them until cooked, this might take around 5-7 minutes depending on the size of your meatballs.
  4. Remove meatballs form your wok, drain off the excess oil then serve with your favourite sauce.
  5. On a separate wok, add oil and sauté garlic and ginger.
  6. Add capsicum, carrots and onions then continue to stir fry for a minute.
  7. Add chicken stock, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice from the pineapple, tomato ketchup and diluted cornstarch. Bring it to a boil then simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Add meatballs and tomatoes to the mixture then simmer for 2 more minutes.