Thursday, April 9, 2015

My Mother's Sweet and Sour Meatballs

When my mother used to cook for us when we were kids, there were definitely some favorites. I had more than a few but these sweet and sour meatballs were definitely something I begged her to make me all the time.

In fact, I used to ask her to make this for me so often that she simply got sick of making them. But I remember how she used to make them for me as I watched carefully as she prepared this awesome dish for me.

These sweet & sour meatballs explode with awesome flavor. Please give these Japanese-style meatballs a try. You can also check out my video tutorial on how to make this dish by clicking HERE.

Ingredients: Serves 2-4

1 pound ground meat
1 small onion, minced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 egg
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper

3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons sliced ginger
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons water


Add ground meat, minced onions, panko, minced ginger, egg, salt and pepper into a bowl. Mix with hands for 3 minutes until incorporated and ingredients are sticky. Roll into 1-inch balls. Deep fry in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.

To make the sauce, add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, ginger and water into saucepan. Heat until just before boiling. Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl until dissolved. Add to sauce and stir. Bring to slow boil while stirring to avoid clumping. Cook until sauce is thick. Pour over the meatballs and serve hot.

These meatballs make a great main course but also can play the role of awesome appetizers. Now can you say YUM?

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  1. These sound and look yummy! I have wanted to make meatballs as a meal some night for my family.

    1. I do hope you try this one out. Let me know how it turns out. :)

  2. They look and sound delicious! Comfort food at its best.



    1. Thanks so much. Hope you try this one out.


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