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Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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This quick and easy take on the Chinese takeaway classic is seriously good, and the homemade sauce is sticky, glossy and utterly gorgeous. I love using fresh pineapple in my sweet and sour sauce to make it fragrant and fabulous, but you can totally use a tinned variety to save time on those busy weeknights.

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SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS

PREP TIME

10 minutes
COOK TIME

15 minutes
SERVES

4
Ingredients

2 tbsp vegetable oil

500g (1 lb) pre-made mini meatballs

1 onion, sliced

1 capsicum (bell pepper), cut into bite-sized pieces

1 cup diced fresh pineapple

4 spring onions (scallions), trimmed, green and white parts cut into 3cm (just over 1”) batons

steamed rice, to serve

 

Sweet & sour sauce:

½ cup brown sugar

3 tbsp white vinegar

2 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1/3 cup pineapple juice

¼ tsp Chinese five spice

2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch), mixed with 2 tbsp water

Steps
Step 1

To make the sweet & sour sauce, place the brown sugar, vinegar, tomato ketchup, soy sauce, pineapple juice and Chinese five spice in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved. Add cornflour mixture to the sauce and simmer for a further 2 minutes to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2

Heat a clean wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the oil and the meatballs and cook, turning every so often, for 4-5 minutes or until almost cooked through. Add the onion and stir-fry for another 2 minutes. Add the capsicum and stir-fry for another minute. Then add the pineapple and the sweet & sour sauce. Stir-fry until well combined. Remove from heat and toss through the spring onion. Serve with steamed rice.

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Josefa
June 21, 2022
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Epic homemade sweet & sour sauce with meatballs..

I was looking for meatballs recipe and I click Marion’s kitchen.right away I have all the ingredients.I try this recipe wowed its yummy 😋 and it’s sooo delicious and easy to make..I love all your recipes thank you for sharing..

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