Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Sweet And Sour Meatballs

My mother love making these meatballs when we have a family gatherings. She will normally made a bit more so she can cook this sweet and sour dish the next day with the leftover mealballs. These meatballs is great on its own and will make a great appetizer for party and with the leftover you can make it into this delicious sweet and sour dish.

Ingredients for meatballs

1 pound of ground meat (can be pork, chicken or beef)
1 carrot – finely grated
6 water chestnuts - finely cubes
2 spring onions – finely chopped
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of soy sauce
2 tbsp of cornstarch
1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Put all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well and let it marinate for an hour.
2. Form it into little balls . At this stage you can either deep fried the meatballs or bake it in a 400 degree F oven until golden brown.

Ingredients for the sweet and sour meatballs:

15 cooked meatballs
1 cup of pineapple - cubes
Half cucumber - cubes
1 small onions – quartered
1 large tomato – cut small
1/2 carrot - sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic - finely chopped

Sauce
4 tbsp of tomato ketchup
2 tbsp of sweet chili sauce
Juice of 2 lemon
2 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp of cornstarch
1 cup of chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set it aside.
2. Heat some oil in a pan, stiry fry garlic, carrot and onions until fragrant.
3. Add in the sauce, bring it up to a boil, add in meatballs, cucumber, pineapple and tomato. Stir well until sauce reduce and thicken. Dish out and serve with rice.

39 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

How are you? I hope you are having fun with your friends and family. This meatballs dish looks delicious. Which one do you recommend, fry or bake?

Happy cook said...

I am bookmaking this recipe, my daughter loves meatball like this after she had them in a place in London and shealways ask me to make them and i always tell her i don't have a recipe, now that i have this recipe i will surprise her for a dinner time.

Sri said...

I love anything sweet and sour. I usually have sweet and sour chicken or shrimps but never meatballs. Why didnt I think of that?? Great idea!

Debbie said...

Oh those look so good! I just posted Italian meatballs but now I want to try yours!!!

Jane of All Trades said...

Hi Gert, hope you are having lots of fun back home. Eat alot of kuih bangkit for me pls...

I'm gonna try your meatballs, will use the bake method. I told my gf who likes chinese food to try this recipe out too.

Dawn said...

I love these too! I've made them a lot in the past, hubby doesn't like them, so more for me. I've even eaten these cold in a sandwich...really good.

pigpigscorner said...

They look delicious! My fiance loves meatballs, will try to make this one for him!

mc said...

yummy yummy! i love sweet and sour, will definitely try this! ps. happy new year!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love the color! Looks delicious!

Beachlover said...

I remember my mom like to friedthis meatballs too but she add waterchestnuts!! yummy!! Now you make me want to make some !!

FAMILY FIRST said...

Dear Gertrude, aiyah, if I knew you wanted, I would have kept a tin for you. She already "close" her wok right before CNY. So sorry yeah.

Kevin said...

Those sweet and sour meatballs look good! The dish is nice and colourful.

Little Inbox said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Usually I cook meat balls with potato and tomato in sweet and sour sauce. Not so colorful compared to yours. :)

Anonymous said...

The meatballs looks good..must try.

Gert, I saw the photo of the pineapples cookies...it looks good & would love to have your recipe. Thanks

Kath

CY said...

This is so much simpler than the normal sweet and sour pork! I'm definitely going to try it this week! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cubie said...

hi... happy cny :)
i've tried a couple of your recipes and they are great... and easy to follow for a beginner like me :)
Just want to ask how long is it usually take to bake till golden brown? thanks.

mycookinghut said...

I remember this dish!! My mom makes this at home. I absolutely love it! Gertrude, you are making me hungry again.. I will make this for my lunchbox next!

mycookinghut said...

ah.. forgot to say, my mom likes to add a bit of roughly chopped prawns...

Laracroft74 said...

OMG!!Chef Gert..I'm drooling....i'll definitely try this recipe since i just bought a minced beef last weekend... you make me hungryla!!

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, I am having a great time here. Busy spending time with family and meeting up with friends. As for the meatballs my family prefer it fried. You know everything taste better fried :)

Happy Cook, hope your daughter like this dish. Do let me know how it turn out :)

Sri, do make more of the meatballs so you can cook this sweet and sour dish with the leftovers :)

Debbie, you can always cook this sweet and sour dish with the same meatballs :)

JOAT, I am having a great time makan makan here :) Hope you and your gf like the meatballs.

Dawn, this dish goes really well with rice :)

Pigpig, thank you and hope your fiance like this.

MC, Happy Chinese New Year to you too.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thank you.

Lesley, I too like to add waterchestnut to it :)

Family first, It is ok. Too bad I just found out too late that your mom sells muruku. Maybe the next time when I come back again :)

Kevin, thank you.

Inbox, do try this out the next time you wanted to cook sweet and sour :)

Kath, I will try to post the recipe here soon :)

CY, this dish is pretty similar to the sweet and sour pork :)

Cubie, Happy Chinese New Year to you too. If I bake this on my oven it takes about 45 minutes but it won't be as brown as the fried ones.

Leemei, I do add some minced prawns to it sometimes.

Laracroft, thanks for stopping by. Do let me know how your dish turn out :)

Jo said...

Delicious, declicious, yummy, yummy, that's all I have to say!

Mycookingtime said...

It looks delicious!

Thank You!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Oh, I love this idea of coating meatballs in sweet and sour sauce. Bookmarked: thanks!

Christelle said...

Hummmmmm!!! I love sweet and sour, I surely will try this one!! :)

Ashley said...

This is so colorful and beautiful! Yum!

VG said...

Love meatballs. Always some available in my freezer for emergencies. How's your hols going? Loving it, I'm sure.

As you can see, I am back. Thanks for all your well wishes. Love ya.

Ummi365 said...

gert... i must meet up with you. maybe on weekends.

Selba said...

I believe this is really delicious! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Jo, thank you :)

Mycookingtime, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

JS, hope you like this dish.

Ashley, I always like food with lots colors :)

VG, It's good to have back again.

Ummi, do let me know when :)

Selba, yes it is :)

ummi said...

Morning Gert! Your sweet n sour meat balls look yummy...got some leftover, must try coz my kids love meatballs...So, how's your plan to team-up with other bloggers? How I wish...:(( Starting from this weekend I've to go back my hometown to do all sort of preparations for my sister's wedding early next month...Luv ya!!

tigerfish said...

Maybe I can try the baking of meatballs cos I don't like to waste using too much oil to deep fry. But I know the effect is goin' to be different.

Food For Tots said...

I never know that meatball is a good subsitute for pork rib to cook this sweet n sour dish. Tks for sharing ur mom's recipe. I am sure it will be a hit in my family. ;)

ICook4Fun said...

Ummi, I know you are busy preparing for your sister wedding if not for sure we will meet up.

Tigerfish, you are right. Fried food always taste better.

Food for tots, you are most welcome.

Jescel said...

this made my mouth water... i'm going to try this for sure.

noobcook said...

I love this dish so much and it looks so delicious from your photo. bookmarked =)

Ivone Siew said...

i've tried it today... baking it... its so yummy... love it... yet to try the sweet and sour sauce

ICook4Fun said...

Jescel, hope you like it :)

Noobcook, try this soon :)

Ivone, thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the recipe :)

Happy cook said...

I made these balls and they were delicious and came out really yumm.
This recipe is a keeper from now on.