Sweet and sour meatballs

Meatballes piled up on bowl of white rice topped with spring onions.
Meatballs say goodbye to their Italian heritage in this recipe and take on an Asian twist, sitting in a delicious sweet and sour sauce! The whole family will love this recipe, which can be on the table in under 45 minutes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 4 people


  • Olivado Avocado cooking oil
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 24 pre made pork meatballs homemade or shop-bought
  • 1 green or red capsicum diced
  • 1 cup fresh or tinned pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce or 2 Sweet and Sour Pork sachets
  • 2 tsp soy sauce we love Lee Kum Kee
  • Long grain rice and sliced spring onions to serve


  • In a pan, bring a drizzle of oil to a medium high heat. Add the onions to the pan, and cook for a few minutes or until they become translucent. Add the meatballs, cooking until browned.
  • Add the capsicum and pineapple, and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the capscium has softened.
  • Pour in the sauces, stir, and bring to a simmer. Serve immediately with white rice and garnish with sliced spring onions.
Keyword kid friendly
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