Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 500 grams ground pork or ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or 1/2 crumbs
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped(optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped(optional)

Sauce:

  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
  • 1 small carrot, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup green and red bell pepper, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, juice drained(optional)

Cooking Instructions

Part 1(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a sauce pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add carrots and bell pepper then stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add pineapple chunks and stir fry for 1 minute.
4. Add tomato sauce, vinegar, water, brown sugar and a dash of salt. Mix well and let it boil.
5. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until desired thickness is reached.
6. Add fried meatballs and simmer for 2 minutes.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Serve with steamed rice.

 

Recipe Source: Filipino Style Recipe

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