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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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These easy-to-make meatballs are sure to be a hit on any dinner table. Loaded with pineapple, herbs and a hint of spice, they're a real flavour sensation. Give it a go!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + 20 mins chilling time

Ingredients

  • 1kg Coles Australian 3 Star Beef Mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ cup (140g) tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup (60ml) rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 227g can pineapple chunks, drained reserving liquid
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 brown onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 green capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
  • Steamed long-grain rice, to serve
  • Coriander leaves, to serve

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Combine the mince, garlic, ginger and spring onion in a large bowl. Roll level tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Place on a plate in the fridge for 20 mins to set.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the sugar, tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chilli and reserved liquid from the pineapple can in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the meatballs, in 3 batches, turning, for 5 mins or until browned all over. Transfer to a heatproof plate.
  4. Step 4

    Add the onion and combined capsicum to the same wok or pan. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until charred. Return the meatballs to the wok or pan with the pineapple chunks and the tomato sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until heated through.
  5. Step 5

    Divide the rice and stir-fry among serving plates and sprinkle with coriander to serve.

    Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    Sweet and Sour Meatballs
    • Serves4
    • Cook time25 minutes
    • Prep time10 minutes, + 20 mins chilling time
    Ingredients
    • 1kg Coles Australian 3 Star Beef Mince
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
    • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 2 tbsp caster sugar
    • ½ cup (140g) tomato sauce
    • ¼ cup (60ml) rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
    • 227g can pineapple chunks, drained reserving liquid
    • 1 tbsp peanut oil
    • 1 brown onion, cut into wedges
    • 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
    • 1 green capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
    • Steamed long-grain rice, to serve
    • Coriander leaves, to serve
      Description

      These easy-to-make meatballs are sure to be a hit on any dinner table. Loaded with pineapple, herbs and a hint of spice, they're a real flavour sensation. Give it a go!

      Method
      1. Step 1

        Combine the mince, garlic, ginger and spring onion in a large bowl. Roll level tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Place on a plate in the fridge for 20 mins to set.
      2. Step 2

        Combine the sugar, tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chilli and reserved liquid from the pineapple can in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 mins or until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
      3. Step 3

        Heat the oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the meatballs, in 3 batches, turning, for 5 mins or until browned all over. Transfer to a heatproof plate.
      4. Step 4

        Add the onion and combined capsicum to the same wok or pan. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until charred. Return the meatballs to the wok or pan with the pineapple chunks and the tomato sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until heated through.
      5. Step 5

        Divide the rice and stir-fry among serving plates and sprinkle with coriander to serve.