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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These Sweet and Sour Meatballs are made with homemade meatballs in a sweet and tangy sauce with pineapples and peppers! Serve over rice to soak up all of that delicious sauce!


Gather your Ingredients

For The  Meatballs  – 1 slice soft bread – 2 tablespoons water – 1/2 lb ground beef – 1/2 lb ground pork – 1 egg – 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/4 teaspoon pepper Sweet and Sour Meatballs – 1 tablespoons canola oil – 1 red bell pepper – 1 green bell pepper – 398 ml canned pineapple chunks with juice (about 2 cups with pineapple and juice) – 1 teaspoon minced garlic – 1 teaspoon minced ginger – 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar – 3/4 cup white vinegar – 1/2 cup tomato ketchup – 3 tablespoons corn starch – 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce – salt and pepper


In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, egg, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and soaked bread until just combined — don't overmix!


Shape into 1.5-2″ balls and place 1″ apart on the baking sheet. Bake!


In a large skillet, saute peppers on oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute. Stir in the pineapple chunks with juice.


In a large glass measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the sugar, vinegar, ketchup, corn starch and soy sauce. Add to the pan with the peppers and pineapple. Add meatballs. Cook 5-10 minutes more.