The Best Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs Recipe
- 5 pounds bulk Italian sausage
- 2 (8 ounce) cans water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 2 bunches green onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 1/2 cups fine dry bread crumbs
- Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 6 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup ketchup
- soy sauce to taste
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Place the sausage in a large bowl and mix in the chestnuts, green onion, 1/2 cup of soy sauce, eggs, garlic powder, and breadcrumbs. Roll the mixture into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a broiler pan. Bake in the oven for 1 hour. When done, place the meatballs in a slow cooker.
step 3: While meatballs are cooking, prepare the sweet and sour sauce by stirring together the sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Pour in vinegar, pineapple juice, ketchup, and soy sauce to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened. Pour sauce over meatballs, and keep warm in the slow cooker.