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The Best Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has been a closely guarded family secret for over 20 years, we make them every Christmas and they're always a hit. I've decided they're too good not to share."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 288 cals
Original recipe yields 30 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the sausage in a large bowl and mix in the chestnuts, green onion, 1/2 cup of soy sauce, eggs, garlic powder, and breadcrumbs. Roll the mixture into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a broiler pan. Bake in the oven for 1 hour. When done, place the meatballs in a slow cooker.
  3. While meatballs are cooking, prepare the sweet and sour sauce by stirring together the sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Pour in vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, and soy sauce to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened. Pour sauce over meatballs, and keep warm in the slow cooker.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 288 calories; 15.3 g fat; 25 g carbohydrates; 12.7 g protein; 48 mg cholesterol; 1056 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is my recipe, so I didn't wat to rate it but I had to in order to post this comment. I made them last night and added a tablespoon of ginger puree to the meat mixture and it was delicious. ...

Most helpful critical review

I used crushed pineapple juice. Kids liked it but I was not impressed.

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This is my recipe, so I didn't wat to rate it but I had to in order to post this comment. I made them last night and added a tablespoon of ginger puree to the meat mixture and it was delicious. ...

I used crushed pineapple juice. Kids liked it but I was not impressed.

OMG! Did I read that right...2 cups of vinegar??? The only way to make this edible was to wipe the sauce off the meatballs. Nope, will not make this again. Sorry!

Big hit EVERY TIME! I have ommitted the waterchestnuts only beacuse they were basically in the meatballs to give texture, as they dont give any real taste to the meatball...but thats just my opi...

I only used 1 cup of vinegar, added a can of crushed pinapple in place of the juice, only 1 cup of sugar and added a can of diced tomatoes. Next time I will cut back on the ketchup as well.

Very good recipe! Very sweet, but I like that. Will make again, as my hubby loved it too.

We add some diced pineapple and diced green pepper to the sauce

This was really good. My husband is really picky and he said they were good...I would recommend this recipe.

We made these for my parent's 50th anniversary party and everyone raved. Will make these again for sure!