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The Best Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs Recipe
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The Best Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

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"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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Original recipe makes 30 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


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

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2006

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 made just a half batch because there were only 6 of us and they were gone by 9pm!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2008

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

Feb 07, 2007

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!

Sep 02, 2010

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 opinion. But they are a huge hit every single time i have made them!

Oct 20, 2010

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.

Mar 03, 2008

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

Jan 23, 2007

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

Jan 09, 2007

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


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1056 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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