Mains

Sriracha Honey Sweet and Sour Meatballs

  • Easy

  • 35 mins

Add a sweet-spicy kick to your next party or mid-week dinner with these moreish meatballs. The recipe is super flexible, simply choose your mince- pork, chicken or veal and get rolling. They’re perfect to freeze or prep ahead too!

  • Skill Level

    Easy

  • Prep Time

    15 mins

  • Cooking Time

    20 mins

  • Servings

    4-6

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 85ml (⅓ cup) rice vinegar
  • 180g (½ cup) Capilano Pure Honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 3 tbsp pineapple juice
  • ½ tsp crushed garlic
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp water

 

Meatballs

  • 1kg minced pork or chicken
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g (1 cup) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, for frying

 

To serve

  • Steamed jasmine rice
  • Stir-fried greens
  • Kewpie mayonnaise
  1. Combine mince, eggs, breadcrumbs onion in large bowl; season. Using wet hands, roll rounded tablespoons of mixture into balls. Chill until ready to cook.
  2. For the sauce, in a small bowl, combine corn flour and water, mix well and set aside.
  3. Combine rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, sriracha, pineapple juice, garlic and onion powder in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Heat a large frying pan with vegetable oil. Brown surface of meatballs in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Turn until brown on all sides then transfer to baking tray.
  6. Transfer sauce mixture into frypan and bring sauce to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add cornflour mixture and whisk constantly, until mixture thickens, approx. 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  7. Glaze meatballs with sweet and sour sauce and bake for 20 minutes until golden and glaze begins to caramelise.
  8. To serve, glaze meatballs with additional sauce and serve with jasmine rice, stir-fry vegetables and Kewpie mayonnaise, or as part of a party platter.

Used in this recipe

  1. Combine mince, eggs, breadcrumbs onion in large bowl; season. Using wet hands, roll rounded tablespoons of mixture into balls. Chill until ready to cook.
  2. For the sauce, in a small bowl, combine corn flour and water, mix well and set aside.
  3. Combine rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, sriracha, pineapple juice, garlic and onion powder in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Heat a large frying pan with vegetable oil. Brown surface of meatballs in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Turn until brown on all sides then transfer to baking tray.
  6. Transfer sauce mixture into frypan and bring sauce to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add cornflour mixture and whisk constantly, until mixture thickens, approx. 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  7. Glaze meatballs with sweet and sour sauce and bake for 20 minutes until golden and glaze begins to caramelise.
  8. To serve, glaze meatballs with additional sauce and serve with jasmine rice, stir-fry vegetables and Kewpie mayonnaise, or as part of a party platter.
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