Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Just finished lunch with hubby. We had this sweet and sour meatballs. I needed to text my dear mother to ask her way of cooking this. I just made a little twist to her recipe. Exact measurement of ingredients are pretty important with this dish. I tell you, you don't want to over season this one. Too much sweet will end up dessert on your plate and too much sour will make hubby mad. Lucky me I got ready made meatballs at local shops so I just cooked the sauce. Oh, by the way, I don't have stock of canned pineapple. I was about to ask husband to run to the shop but when I looked at the fridge, I still have fresh pineapples left (healthier, I guess). Whew!

Here's my sauce recipe:
2 tbsp of olive oil or sunflower oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 medium sized onion (cut in 4 parts)
1 medium carrot sliced
1 bell pepper (I used yellow one)
1 cup pineapple chunks
7 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup water
5 tbsp vinegar
4 tbsp banana ketchup
1 tbsp of cornstarch dissolve in 2 tbsp of water.

Cooking method:
1. Fry the meatballs and set it aside when done.
2. In a thick bottom sauce pan, saute garlic, onion, carrots, bell pepper and pinepples.
3. Dissolve sugar in water and pour it into your sauteed ingredients. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Put the banana ketchup and vinegar. Let it boil. (about 5 minutes again)
5. Finally, add the cornstarch solution and simmer the sauce gently until it thickened.
6. Pour over your cooked meatballs.
7. Served hot with rice.

Hope you like.

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  1. Oh Mama Mia, this looks sumptuous sis. Kakakain ko lang eh nagutom uli ako looking at this photo lol.

  2. thanks for sharing the recipe! I've never had sweet and sour meatballs for a long time...I usually just add them on spag sauce.

  3. A recipe for tonight. I wanted to copy your recipe but I still have two to comments hehe Bookmarked this page nalang for personal reference.

  4. The last time I ate this kind of dish is way back 2003 pa ata. Medyo allergic na kasi si misis napakain ako ng may'sweet'. LOL

  5. It's been a while since I last made meatballs for my lovies. Thanks for reminding me =)

  6. Yum yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe Ate! :)


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