Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Delicious and tempting Asian style sweet and sour meat balls can be served as a appetizer or over steamed rice.This is my take to the classic Chinese dish. Try this recipe, you will surely love it.

For the meat ball
Ground meat- 1 pound
(I used ground turkey)
Pepper and salt to taste
Panko bread crumbs- 1/2 cup
Egg- 1
Ginger paste- 1tsp
Chopped cilantro- 2 tsp

For the sauce
Onion cubed- 1/2 cup
Bell pepper- chopped- 1 medium
Chopped garlic- 3 pods
Soya sauce- 2 tbs
Dark soya sauce- 1/2 tsp
Sweet chilly and garlic sauce- 2 tsp
Rice vinegar- 1 tsp
Black Strap molasses- 1 tbs
(or one tbs brown sugar)
 Tomato paste- 3 tbs
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Honey -2 tbs
Chicken stock- 1/3 cup
(or pineapple juice)
Corn starch- 1 tsp

Oil to fry

In a bowl mix together the ground meat,egg , bread crumbs, salt and pepper, chopped cilantro and ginger paste. Mix all this together and  shape into small balls. Heat 1 1/2 cup of oil in a heavy bottom pan and deep fry the balls in batches. This will take 5-6 minutes per each batch. When evenly brown drain in papar towel and keep aside.
In a bowl mix the chicken stock, all sauces, molasses, honey, tomato paste, rice vinegar and corn starch. Mix and keep aside.
Heat 2 tbs of oil in a pan and add minced garlic and saute for a few seconds. Add bell pepper and onion and continue stir frying in medium flame for 2 minutes. Add meat balls and drizzle the sauce on top. Allow the sauce to thicken and coat on top of the meat balls. Serve as a appetizer or with steamed rice.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Perfect snack fr parties I think..perfectly cooked n nice color

  2. Lovely meatballs..looks so tempting and tasty.

  3. I can eat them any time..drooling

  4. wow awesome recipe and luks yummm...

  5. mouthwatering,absolutely tempting!!

  6. Suja the meatballs look very moist and tempting; I find that turkey usually tends to be drier when used for koftas or meatballs. I have not tried molasses but see that you have used it here.


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