Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

225 g

225 g

115 g

225 g

1

55 g

5 tablespoons

1/4

1/4

 

Sauce

55 g

50 g

4 tablespoons

30 ml

250 ml

250 ml

20 ml

55 g

5 g

1 clove

1/4

1 tablespoon

 

Batter

1

85 g

100 ml

Ground beef

Ground pork

Rice, cooked

Onions, finely chopped

Egg, beaten

Flour seasoned with salt and pepper

Oil (for frying)

Salt

Pepper

 

 

Onions, finely chopped

Sugar

Dry sherry

White vinegar

Beef broth

Pineapple juice

Tomato paste

Pineapple, chopped

Ginger, chopped

Garlic, chopped

Chili powder

Arrowroot

 

 

Egg

All-purpose flour

Water

Method :
  • Fry onion until tender in oil, drain and add to combination of ground meats, 1 egg and cooked rice. Mix well.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Form mixture into small balls.

  • Mix batter ingredients. Gently toss balls in seasoned flour in a bag, dip in batter, fry until golden and drain. Reserve.

  • To make the sauce, fry onions until tender, add sherry, vinegar, sugar, broth and pineapple juice. Cook for 6 minutes.

  • Add tomato paste and boil for 4 more minutes.

  • Process the pineapple, ginger and garlic with a little water in a blender and add to the sauce with chili pepper powder. Add more if desired.

  • Blend the arrowroot with more water until smooth and add to sauce.

  • Stir until clear and thick, adding more water if too thick.

  • Add meatballs to sauce.

  • Heat through before serving.

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