Sweet and Sour Meat Balls

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Jan. 10, 2012


Ground beef 1 1/2 Pound
Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Eggs 2
Flour 4 Tablespoon
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Green peppers 3 , diced
Beef broth 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Pineapple chunks 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
Cider vinegar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1) Mix together the ground beef with a teaspoon of salt and pepper

2) Using the hands shape the beef into 24 balls

3) In a bowl, mix together the egg, flour and remaining salt

4) Dip the balls into the batter and coat well.

5) In a skillet, heat the oil and deep fry the meat balls till golden

6) Remove the balls using a slotted spoons and drain on absorbent kitchen paper

7) Drain off the excess oil reserving 2 tablespoons

8) Saute the green pepper, pineapple and add in the broth

9) Cook on a low flame for about 10 minutes

10) In a bowl mix together the cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar

11) Tip the mixture into the beef broth and allow to thicken, while stirring.

12) Return the beef balls to the broth and heat for 5 minutes


13) Serve over noodles or rice

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1348Calories from Fat 938

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 105 g161.5%

Saturated Fat 24 g120%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1095 mg45.63%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 45 g

Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet