Filipino Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Sweet and Sour Meatballs is a deep fried ball-like ground beef or pork with sweet and sour sauce.

Sweet and Sour Meaballs Image


  • Meatballs Ingredients
  • 1 kilo ground pork or beef
  • 1 onion; minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic; minced
  • 3 well beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Ground pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • Salt

Sauce Mixture Ingredients

  • 1 can pineapple (set aside juice); sliced
  • 1 carrot; sliced
  • 1 bell pepper; sliced lengthwise
  • 4 cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 onion; chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Ground black pepper
  • Cooking oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix all the meat balls ingredients together. Season with salt, soy sauce, and pepper according to taste. Form a ball 1” diameter out of the mixture.Deep fry the raw meat balls until golden brown. Strain, drain in a plate with paper towel, and set aside in a platter.
  2. In a skillet, sauté garlic and onion. Add the pineapple and carrot. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the pineapple juice, sugar, soy sauce, water, flour, salt and water. Simmer until a saucy consistency is achieved. Add bell pepper. Simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Pour the hot sauce (mixture) on top of the meat balls. Serve hot with rice!