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Sweet and Sour Meatballs on top of rice

Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Our recipe for Sweet and Sour meatballs is the perfect mix of peppy sour spice and warm sweetness. A fantastic meal for any night of the week!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Baked Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 720kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 2 Cups Soft Fresh Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder


  • 2/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 4 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1-20 Ounce Can Pineapple Chunks in Juice Including Juice
  • 1 Small White Onion
  • 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper Chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  •  In a large bowl, add breadcrumbs and milk and stir.  Allow breadcrumbs to sit until milk is absorbed.  Add beef, egg, salt, pepper, ginger and garlic powder.  Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.  Form into meatballs about 2 inches in diameter and arrange in a single layer in prepared baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients for the sauce until well combined.  Add the can of pineapple chunks with all the juice, onion and green pepper and mix.
  • Pour sauce over meatballs and bake uncovered in preheated oven for 1 hour or until there is no longer any pink left in the meat.  Serve over cooked rice.


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1375mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 19.8mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 5.4mg