Sunday, August 17, 2014

AMW Cooks: Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Happy Sunday!
The reason why I've been posting recipes nowadays instead of food reviews is because, life has really been very busy with baby AMW around and going out to eat is almost non-existent!  I can probably dine out (peacefully) during events but when I'm out with my little one, my focus is on him, not food!  So you have to bear with me if you don't like to cook and you see all these recipes!

On the other hand, if you don't know how to cook and you feel like cooking is a whole new "alien nation" for you, this may help as my recipes are straightforward and you can find most of the ingredients in regular supermarket or even inside your fridge!

Here's my simple, easy-to-cook Sweet & Sork Pork recipe!  You use the same sauce for fish and chicken!

  • Ground Pork
  • Egg
  • Soy Sauce
  • Chopped carrots
  • Del Monte Tomato paste
  • Del Monte Pineapple tidbits
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Corn Starch
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Garlic and Onion
Now let's start with the fried meatballs!

  •  In a mixing bowl, add chopped onion. garlic and chopped carrots on your ground pork.
  • Add a teaspoon of Knorr Liquid seasoning or Soy Sauce. This is my trick so you'll add less salt.
  • Add 1 egg and mix the ingredients together.  Put a dash of pepper if you like your meatballs to have a bit of "pepper-y" taste.
  • Add cornstarch so the ingredients will combine easily together to create pork balls!
  • Deep fry the pork balls until brown.
Set aside the cooked meatballs and let's continue with the sweet and sour sauce!

  • Sauteed onion and garlic (I can't live without these 2)
  • Pour in red and green bell pepper.
  • Add Del Monte Tomato Paste (or sauce) and let it simmer for a couple of minutes before you pour in a cup of water.  Add 3-4 tablespoon vinegar (depends on how sour you would like your sauce to be) and add a couple of teaspoons of sugar. Taste to adjust the sweetness and sourness of the dish.
  • Pour over Pineapple tidbits with syrup and let it boil
  • One you're happy with the taste of the sauce, thicken it by adding cornstarch (mixed with water).
  • Pour your fried meatballs and ready to serve!
Have you tried cooking sweet & sour dishes?
What's your favorite meat to go with this sauce?

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  1. This looks easy! I can definitely do this without messing up the taste!
    PS: Can you post your recipe of the chicken roll you posted in IG a few days (weeks?) ago, pleeaase?

    1. sure, will do that as soon as I can :D thanks for the interest!

  2. Hi Nikki! The meatballs look yummy. I also love the IG post of spaghetti mixed with macaroni, which is why I'm hoping you'll post your spaghetti recipe here. I find that everyone has a different way of making spaghetti, and they're all usually delicious. Hehe. Hoping to to learn yours... :)

    1. awww wow, I never thought someone would be interested at that! sige, will post my version next time.


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