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How to Cook Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

This is a simple meatballs dish with sweet and sour sauce. Actually this is an oriental inspired dish which is similar to sweet and sour pork on this time meatballs are used instead of slices of fried pork meat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino/Chinese
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Author: Manny


Meatballs ingredients:

  • 1 kilo ground pork
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tsp. fine salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 pcs raw egg
  • 1 cup onion minced
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic minced

Sweet sour sauce ingredients:

  • 1 large size onion quartered
  • 3 to matoes quartered
  • 1 carrot slice into strips
  • 2 bell pepper red & green (strips)
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small can pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolve with 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. liquid seasoning
  • 1 cup water


    How to cook Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs:

    • In a medium size bowl, combine ground pork, bread crumbs, fine salt, black pepper, egg, onion and garlic. Mix thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
    • Make ball shaped meatballs by scooping about 2 tablespoons to make each meatballs. Heat some cooking oil on the pan and fry the meatballs until golden brown.
    • Fry in batches to avoid the meatballs sticking with each other. Remove from the pan when done and drain excess oil. Set aside.
    • Sauté minced garlic until brown. Add altogether onion, tomatoes, celery, carrot, and pepper strips. Stir. After 3 minutes or until half-cooked, add catsup, pineapple tidbits (with syrup), and water.
    • Season with soy sauce and liquid seasoning. Continue boiling until the vegetables are cooked. Do not overcook the vegetables. Thicken with dissolved cornstarch and stir. When it boils pour over meatballs. Serve hot.