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Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs

No recipe image available.Polynesian in flavor, with pineapple and soy, these meatballs have the satisfying crunch of water chestnuts. Make ahead and reheat to serve.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground pork
1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl mix together pork, water chestnuts, onion, egg, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and ginger; shape into 1-inch balls.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet cook meatballs in hot oil until browned, turning to brown evenly.
  3. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a 1-cup measure combine pineapple juice, 2 tablespoons soy sauce and vinegar. Add water to make 1 cup liquid.
  4. In mixing bowl combine cornstarch and sugar. Gradually stir in the pineapple juice mixture; mix throughly. add juice mixture to pan drippings. Cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in meatballs and the reserved pineapple. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until heated through.

Makes 24 appetizer servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories 69 calories Protein 3 grams Fat 4 grams Sodium 185 milligrams Cholesterol 25 milligrams.

Recipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.