Pork Meatballs Recipe

These homemade pork meatballs are glazed in a sweet and sour sauce.


500 grams ground pork
1 large egg
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons finely grated carrots
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper ( or to taste)

Sweet and Sour Sauce
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves fresh minced garlic
1 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil


Pre-heat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, beat egg and then stir in breadcrumbs.

Add pork, garlic, onion, carrot, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly with hands.

Using hands, form pork mixture into 1-inch balls.

Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet for about 15 minutes (until meatballs are no longer pink inside.)

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic for about 4 minutes.

Add pineapple juice, ketchup, vinegar and cornstarch and mix thoroughly.

Bring to a light boil, reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes until sauce thickens.

Add meatballs and serve over rice or with mashed potatoes.

Note: these meatballs can be made ahead of time, and frozen until ready to use.