- 40 oz Can chopped pineapplechunks in their own juice, no sugar added
- ¾ cup Tomato sauce
- ¾ cup Ketchup
- ½ cup Cider vinegar
- ¼ cup Brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Tomato paste
- 1 tbsp Onion powder
- ¾ tsp Saltdivided
- ¾ tsp Garlic powdergarlic powder, divided
- ¾ lb lean Ground beef
- ¾ lb Ground chickendark meat
- 1 Large eggsbeaten
- 3-4 tbsp Matzo meal
- 1 tsp Ground paprika
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- 1 pinch Cayenne pepperor to taste
Jewish Sweet & Sour Meatballs
These Jewish Sweet & Sour Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Think tender and flavorful meatballs but made so much better with the addition of pineapple and chili sauce. The recipe is kosher, easy, and absolutely delicious. The combination of sweet and sour creates an amazing flavor profile that will put your family and guests in a celebratory mood.
First, make the sauce. For the meat, I use a mixture of ground beef and ground chicken, but ground turkey will work just as well. I seasoned the meat up with paprika, garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne. Be sure to adjust the amounts of cayenne pepper to your liking. Roll the meat into balls and place them into the sauce. Once all the meatballs are added, bring the mixture to a boil before reducing the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 40 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened and the meatballs are cooked. Finally, add in the pineapple chunks and let them heat through. Serve these scrumptious meatballs as an appetizer, or pair with a Passover side dish for a more hefty meal.
To make the Jewish Sweet & Sour Meatballs, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Jewish Sweet & Sour Meatballs
In a medium pot, mix together ¾ cup tomato sauce, ¾ cup ketchup, ½ cup cider vinegar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1 tablespoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, and the reserved juice from the pineapple cans. Stir together and turn the heat to low to warm the sauce through.
Make meatball mixture
In a large bowl, mix together ¾ pound ground beef and ¾ pound ground chicken, 1 beaten egg, 3 tablespoons matzo meal, 1 teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper or to taste. If the mixture is too moist or sticky, add another tablespoon of matzo meal and mix to combine.
Add meatballs to sauce