Sweet and sour sausage meatballs

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Sweet and sour sausage meatballs
Sweet and sour sausage meatballs
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Sweet and sour sausage meatballs together tasty meatballs with Chinese-style sweet and sour sauce. This combination really works wonders together and only takes 20 mins to make. It's the perfect Saturday night treat served with rice or pasta.


  • 400g pack good-quality sausages
  • 1tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 chicken or veg Stockpot (eg Knorr)
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1tsp ginger paste
  • 2tbsp ketchup
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • 1tbsp cornflour mixed with cold water
  • 1/2 x 430g can pineapple chunks, drained

Instead of the sausages, use any leftover meat, or cooked or raw prawns. Add to the sauce and reheat thoroughly.


  1. Skin the sausages and put the meat into a bowl. Scrunch together with your hands, then form into 12-16 equal-sized meatballs. Add the oil to a non-stick frying pan and brown the meatballs, turning in the pan so they donít stick.
  2. Put the Stockpot in a pan with 500ml water. Bring to the boil, then add the carrot and pepper; cook for 3-4 mins until just tender. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, ketchup, soy, lemon juice and cornflour to the stock, stir, then bubble for a few mins until the mixture turns syrupy. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and add the veg and pineapple. Simmer for 5 mins, until the meatballs are cooked through. Serve with rice.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 351(kcal)
  • Fat 22.0g
  • Saturates 7.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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