Quick & Easy

Sweet and sour meatballs

Meatballs simmered in a sweet and sour sauce are the ultimate comfort food.
sweet and sour meatballs


Sweet and sour sauce


1.Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Oil 3-litre (12-cup) ovenproof dish.
2.Make sweet and sour sauce. Drain pineapple through sieve into large jug; reserve juice. Blend cornflour with soy sauce in medium jug; add juice, the water, vinegar, tomato sauce and sugar. Season.
3.Combine beef, eggs, breadcrumbs and parsley in large bowl; season. Using wet hands, roll rounded tablespoons of beef mixture into balls.
4.Heat half the oil in large frying pan; cook meatballs, in batches, until browned. Transfer to dish. Heat remaining oil in same pan; cook capsicum, onion, carrot and celery, stirring, until onion softens. Add sweet and sour sauce; bring to the boil. Remove from heat; stir in reserved pineapple pieces.
5.Pour vegetable mixture over meatballs in dish. Cover dish with foil; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake about 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked.

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