Quick & Easy

Sweet and sour pork and plumb meatballs

This recipe for sweet and sour meatballs in a fragrant and tangy plum sauce makes 4 serves. Why not take some to work and be the envy of your colleagues?



1.In a large bowl, combine the mince, soup mix, parsley, egg and breadcrumbs, mixing well.
2.Divide the mixture and roll into about 20 meatballs. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the meatballs for 5-8 minutes until golden all over.
3.Remove from pan and set aside. Discard any excess oil from pan, then add the carrot, capsicum and onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add pineapple and its juice, plum sauce, vinegar, ginger and star anise, then simmer for 2 minutes.
4.Return meatballs to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked through.
5.Divide the meatballs and sauce into four portions and spoon into freezer-proof containers over a bed of cooked rice. Chill, then cover and freeze until needed.

This recipe uses a few bottles and cans but the results are delicious and it makes the preparation a breeze. To cook from frozen, thaw meatballs overnight, then either microwave until piping hot or cover with foil and heat at 165°C for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbling.


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