Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe is considered the Filipino take on this dish originating from our Chinese friends and most Filipinos love eating Sweet and Sour that it has become a staple in most household and there are a lot of variations of this dish; people use fish and other Seafood, Pork, Chicken and even Vegetables.




  • Half Kilo Pork / Beef (mixed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1 small carrots, finely diced
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • ⅛ cup Parmesan or grated hard cheese (optional)
  • Oil for deep frying


  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 small onion, cut into 4 parts
  • 1 small carrots, half cut into strips, half into flowers
  • ½ cup bell pepper, cut into squares
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients for the meatballs.
  2. Form balls using both hands.
  3. Fry the meatballs and set aside.
  4. Prepare the Sauce.
  5. In a big or deep pan, heat oil on high.
  6. Stir fry and carrots strips for about 1-2 minutes, do not overcook.
  7. Turn heat to low.
  8. Add vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper and pour in water with cornstarch and ketchup. Stir until combined and sugar are dissolved.
  9. Now add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and let it simmer until sauce thickens for about 3-5 minutes.
  10. Add bell peppers and carrot flowers and cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Serve.


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Keywords: sweet and sour, easy preparation, meatball dish