Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice RecipeWe have two sweet and sour meatball recipes – this one includes water chestnuts and bell peppers for a little extra texture and flavor. Click here for the quick and easy six ingredient version of sweet and sour meatballs.


Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 (14 oz.) can pineapple chunks with juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 lb. frozen cooked meatballs, thawed and browned
  • 1 (5 oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper


In a large pan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Blend in water, apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce. Add pineapple chunks with juice and stir. Turn heat on low; cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Carefully stir in meatballs, water chestnuts, and green pepper. Heat to a boiling and simmer about 10 minutes stirring meatballs occasionally. Serve over hot cooked rice.

  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: meatballs, quick and easy, stovetop

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice Recipe

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