Sweet and Sour Meatballs

November 16, 2016

File this one under the “what can I do with 500g of mince” heading! Makes a nice change and doesn’t require a lot of effort.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1Mix all ingredients apart from oil and cornflour together and roll inot 2-3cm balls.

2Roll in cornflour and fry by tossing gently in hot oil for 5 to 10 minutes.

3Remove to a plate,

4Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch and vinegar together.

5Heat oil and stirfry vegetables and ginger for a few moments, then add stock or water and simmer briefly until vegetables are crisp-tender.

6Add vinegar mix and pineapple with its juice.

7Heat to thicken, add meatballs and warm though.

8 Serve with rice or rice noodles.



450 – 500g beef mince

1 tsp salt

ground black pepper to taste

1/4 tsp five-spice powder

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tbsp maize cornflour

oil to fry


1 red pepper, seeded and cut into large strips

1-2 carrots, peeled and cut into thin diagonal slices

1 onion, sliced into wedges

1-2 courgettes, sliced

handful of fresh beans, sliced and lightly steamed

1 slice root ginger, finely chopped

1 small tin of pineapple in its own juice.

300ml chicken stock or water

75ml white wine vinegar or cider vinegar

15ml gluten-free soy sauce

15ml brown sugar

15ml (1 tbsp) maize cornflour

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