Sweet Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Contributor: Sam Ellis

You’ve never tasted meatballs like these Sweet and Sour Meatballs. Perfect for a last-minute appetizer or easy weeknight dinner, your friends and family will rave about them.

  • Author: Sam Ellis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 64 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 64 (½ oz.) meatballs


  1. In a large sauce pan, mix together pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Add this to the sauce mixture and stir. Allow to simmer 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. Add meatballs to mixture and stir to coat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes until meatballs are warmed through, stirring occasionally.