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Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Lil' Luna
These Sweet and Sour Meatballs are made with frozen meatballs and pineapple chunks and are covered in a DELICIOUS homemade sweet and sour sauce!! It's the perfect appetizer or dinner idea served over rice or noodles.
4.82 from 53 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 298 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 1/4 cups Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 25 All-Purpose Meatballs (frozen if fine)
  • peppers chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup Drained Small Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 tbsp Sliced Green Onions for garnish
  • Rice for serving


  • Add brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and 2 cups of pineapple juice to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining ¼ cup pineapple juice together, whisking to get out all the lumps. Whisk into your skillet and add Meatballs and chopped peppers. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 8-10 minutes, until sauce has thickened and the meatballs are heated through.
  • Stir in pineapple chunks. Serve warm over rice.


Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 10gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 298mgPotassium: 356mgSugar: 30gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Sweet and Sour Meatballs
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