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Sweet And Sour Pork Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are quick and easy to make, for dinner or as an appetizer with the sauce as a dip.

Quick Dinner or Appetizer ! Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are always a winner

It does not matter that we are halfway into Spring, we eat Meatballs all year round. Recently we have had quite a lot of rain, which (whether it is cold out or not) always puts me in the mood for comfort food.

These Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs do not really count as Comfort Food, except that it is very saucy, which is always ideal in cold weather.


Quick Dinner or Appetizer ! Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are always a winner

I serve these Pork Meatballs over mashed potatoes, pasta or rice, depending on my mood that specific day. Sides vary from a crunchy salad or two, to one or two vegetables on the side.

This is a saucy dish, rice especially,  goes very well with these Meatballs. But we prefer pasta, tagliatelle or something similar is great.

The recipe is more of a cheat’s recipe (can’t we all do with more of them ?!). I use the meat from Pork Sausages, mix it up with a few other ingredients, roll into balls and you have meatballs !

Quick Dinner or Appetizer ! Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are always a winner

I also love to serve the Meatballs as an appetizer. Instead of dumping the baked Meatballs into the Sweet and Sour sauce, I use a medium appetizer size stick, thread through the pineapple pieces, followed by a Meatball.

And the sauce is great as a dip ! This is definitely a delicious alternative to the usual ground Beef and Chicken meatballs.

Quick Dinner or Appetizer ! Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are always a winner

Served as an appetizer, I would say the recipe, which yields 30 meatballs (slightly smaller than 2 inches – about 3.5 cm), would be enough for 10 people, that is – 3 meatballs per person.

For dinner, this recipe is enough for four adults or two adults and four small kids.

Quick Dinner or Appetizer ! Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are always a winner

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Sweet And Sour Pork Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are quick and easy to make, for dinner or as an appetizer with the sauce as a dip

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 750 g Pork Sausages meat removed from the casings ( 1 1/2 Pounds )
  • 1/2 cup Fresh White Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Instant Oatmeal
  • 1 Extra-Large Egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 t Ground Cumin
  • 2 t Dried Parsley
  • 1 can (410g) Pineapple Pieces
  • 2 TB Cornflour ( Cornstarch )
  • 2 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TB Soy Sauce
  • 1 TB Tomato Sauce ( Thick Ketch up )
  • 1 TB Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 small Spring Onions chopped
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a baking sheet with cooking oil
  2. Combine the Pork Sausage meat, Breadcrumbs, Oatmeal, Egg, Cumin and the Dried Parsley
  3. Form 30 small meatballs and arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet – bake 30 minutes or until cooked
  4. Drain the Pineapple pieces and pour the liquid into a large sauce pan – add the Cornflour and stir to mix – add the Apple Cider Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Brown Sugar and Water – mix well and add the Pineapple pieces – simmer over low heat, stirring continuously, until the sauce has thickened
  5. Once the Meatballs are done – remove from the oven and place in the sauce mixture – stir gently and simmer for 2 – 3 minutes

Serve over pasta, mashed potatoes or rice with a side salad or two.

LINDA

Quick Dinner or Appetizer ! Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs are always a winner
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Florentina Andrei

Thursday 12th of October 2017

It must be very delicious, looks amazing and I bet that the sauce makes it even better! Thanks for sharing this appetizing recipe.Wish you a great evening!Greetings,Flo fromhttps://femeieastazi.blogspot.com

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