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Sweet 'n Sour Meatballs   HT  Chinese  MC  50mins


Serves   4        Hot    Chi   Beef   Fruit   Main Course  Dairy Free  China  Asia  Asian



   325g/12oz Minced Beef

   1 small Onion, grated

   1 Egg

   1 tbsp Soy sauce

   2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

   2 tbsp Brown Sugar

   2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

100g/4oz  Pineapple Chunks

1 small Green Capsicum (Sweet Pepper)

1 Tomato, cut into wedges

1 tbsp Cornflour

120ml/4fl.oz. Water

Salt and Pepper





1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the beef, onion, egg, soy sauce, salt and pepper until well combined. 

2. Using your hands, form mixture into small meatballs about 2.5cm/1 inch in diameter. Set aside. 

3. Deseed the capsicums and slice. 

4. . Heat the oil in large frying pan or wok until very hot and beginning to smoke then carefully add the meatballs and fry for 10-12 minutes until well browned on all sides turning frequently. Remove them to a serving platter and pour meat juices over meatballs. Keep warm.

5. Wipe the pan clean of any residue with kitchen paper then add the brown sugar and vinegar. Cook over a high heat until the sugar has dissolved then add the tomato wedges, green pepper, and pineapple chunks. Stir fry for 3 minutes. 

6. Stir the cornflour and water solution to remix, then add to the pan mixing thoroughly. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is clear and thickened. 

7. To serve - pour the sauce over meatballs and serve immediately.



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