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I have made this dinner since I was a newlywed and it is still one of the best things I make. It has become a family staple and we LOVE it. It’s a fabulous family dinner but also great for company!

These meatballs are PERFECTION and I use this same recipe for basic meatballs, just removing the ground ginger.

In the past I have used ground beef, but now I use ground turkey. I don’t like ground chicken for these….it cooks too densely.

Just mix everything together and form meatballs. The mixture is sticky so rinse hands regularly to prevent sticking.

Form into balls and cook for 30 minutes and they are done!

THIS SAUCE!!!! It is the absolute BEST!

I always whip some up to serve with egg rolls. This sauce is EVERYTHING!

Add in the pineapple and green pepper.

Spoon over hot rice and eat up!


Sweet and Sour Meatballs

The best meatballs in a delicious sauce. A family favorite! @mostdeliciouslife.com
Servings 8


  • pounds ground turkey **can also use ground beef
  • cup cracker crumbs **any unflavored cracker is fine
  • cup minced onions
  • 1 large egg
  • teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ cup milk

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 4 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 20 ounce pineapple tidbits **save pineapple juice
  • cups pineapple juice **juice from pineapple tidbits + 6 ounce can of pineapple juice
  • cup vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • cup green pepper, chopped


  • Mix together all meatball ingredients. Prepare sheet pan-spray with cooking spray or line with baking sheet.
  • Form into meatballs and place on sheet pan. The mixture is sticky so rinse hands regularly to prevent sticking. Cook for 30 minutes and remove from oven.
  • While meatballs are cooking prepare sauce.
  • In saucepan, mix together cornstarch and brown sugar.
  • Stir in pineapple juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Whisk and cook over medium high heat until sauce comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in pineapple tidbits and green pepper.
  • Serve over rice.