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Easy Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs

The already prepared meatballs make this a very easy and quick supper. You can use your own homemade meatballs or store-bought if you're in a pinch. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen fully cooked homestyle or Swedish meatballs, thawed
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside. Add enough water to juice if needed to measure 1 cup. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the meatballs, green pepper and juice mixture until heated through.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, cold water, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Add brown sugar and reserved pineapple to the pan; stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. If desired, serve with rice and top with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 330 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 572mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Lisa
    May 29, 2020

    Has quickly become a regular at our house, my husband and I both love it. So quick and easy to make. Thank you

  • Sr. Grace Marie
    Aug 12, 2019

    This recipe is very good and it is indeed "easy" to make. I will make it again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • Lynne
    Oct 13, 2018

    This was delicious and I was tickled that it was so quick to make as I have to cook dinner after work. It was ready in less than an hour. The only adjustment I made was I used red bell pepper because we don't like the strong taste of green bell peppers.

  • justmbeth
    Oct 2, 2018

    My family loved this recipe while I loved the speed to the table. I will definitely make this again.

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  • kgidden
    Jun 13, 2011

    This was super easy and excellent tasting. My husband loved it.

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    Jul 27, 2010

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