How to Make Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Tasty meatballs in delectable sweet and sour sauce. What a mouth-watering pair! Try this recipe now!

Meatballs in Sweet & Sour Sauce Recipe


For the meatballs:

  • 250gm ground pork or beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup carrots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper, according to taste
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp banana catsup
  • 3 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch & 3 tbsp water, mixed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • cooking oil, for sautéing


For the meatballs:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients. Mix until well-blended.
  2. Form small balls from the mixture using your hands.
  3. Brush some oil on a baking tray. Then arrange the meatballs on it.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven or oven toaster (180c/350F) for 20 minutes. Set aside the meatballs when done.

For the sauce:

  1. Heat some oil in a saucepan, then sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Add water, catsup, and vinegar then mix well.
  3. Adjust the heat to low, then add salt, pepper, and sugar.
  4. Gradually add the cornstarch mixture while stirring.
  5. Simmer for 1 minute then remove from heat.


  1. Combine the meatballs and sauce. Top with chopped green onions if desired.
  2. Serve hot and enjoy your meatballs in sweet & sour sauce!

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