Sweet & Sour Pork Meatballs

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

"These are great tasting meatballs I serve over cooked rice or Chinese noodles."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (422.7 g)
  • Calories 775.1
  • Total Fat - 50.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 213.1 mg
  • Sodium - 879.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 7.7 g
  • Protein - 59.4 g
  • Calcium - 75.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.6 mg

Step 1

In a small bowl mix together the 3 tablespoons water and ground flax seeds; set aside and let sit for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Mix together the ground pork, onion powder, garlic powder, ground ginger, salt, pepper and flax seed and water mixture.

Step 3

Form into 1 inch meatballs and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

Step 4

Place in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven and cook for 15 minutes.

Step 5

In the meantime, melt the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and bell pepper and cook until they start to slightly brown on the edges.

Step 6

Remove the meatballs from the oven and place in a 14 inch X 10 inch casserole dish; pour the cooked onion and pepper over the meatballs and set aside.

Step 7

Whisk together the water and corn starch; stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and pour over the meatballs, onion and pepper.

Step 8

Cover and cook in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes; remove cover and cook for another 15 minutes.

Step 9


Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I made half recipe, made the meatballs bigger and did not use the red pepper (can't eat). I did find the cook time at our altitude made them a wee bit dry, but will change that next time. We enjoyed these over rice with Asian beans. Thanks for sharing Bea! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(3 Sep 2016)


As I made these meatballs I had to wonder why over the years our ground pork was basically used for homemade sausage, cabbage rolls/lazy cabbage roll casseroles! Made half a recipe using freshly ground pork, loved these meatballs. Next time around will be making the full recipe ... looking forward to serving to family and friends! As I see it a great weekend meal!

review by:
(28 Jun 2016)