Taipei Sweet and Sour Meat Balls

Taipei Sweet and Sour Meat Balls

  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serving: 4

Try something different.  Taipei Sweet and Sour Meat Balls go great with white or brown rice.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons green onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1, 8 ounce can pineapple chunks
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 green peppers, sliced thin


  1. Mix together in a medium bowl, beef, egg, salt, pepper, green onions and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Shape into marble sized meat balls.
  2. Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet and brown the meat balls on all sides. Remove. Add the remaining oil to the skillet.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, water and pineapple juice. Add to skillet; stir over medium heat until thickened. Add pineapple, green peppers and meat balls. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes.


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