Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe
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Looking for a recipe to elevate meatballs? Well, check out this sweet and sour meatballs recipe.

“Patsam” is a Filipino slang term for a dish you made out of luck. This is usually referred to dishes you just tried making without following a written recipe but turned out delicious. Though “patsam” is not pleasing to ears, it can be a confidence booster.

This sweet and sour meatballs is one of my “patsam” because I made this in a rush. This happened when my cousins visited us and we have yet to buy our stocks. We don’t have many ingredients and I don’t have much time checking out online recipes as a guide. Surprisingly, they liked it. So I’m sharing this recipe with you.


  • 1/2 kilo ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 5 pieces hotdog – slice into pieces
  • 1 small carrot – peel and grate
  • 1 small potato – peel and grate
  • 2 pieces bell peppers – remove the seeds and chop
  • 1/2 cup tomato catsup
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger – slice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium onion – chop finely
  • 4 cloves garlic – mince finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Make the Meatballs


  1. Combine ground pork, grated carrots, half of the grated onion, half of the minced garlic, egg, flour, and salt and pepper.
  2. Combine well and form into balls.
  3. Set aside.

Read: Crunchy-Skinned Beef Meatballs Recipe

Make the Sweet and Sour Meatballs

  1. In a pan, saute garlic, onion, and ginger.
  2. Add the meatballs and let them simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Add the hotdogs and let them simmer.
  4. Put the bell peppers and let them simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Add the tomato catsup, water, sugar, and vinegar. Then, let it boil until the soup thickens.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve and enjoy.



  1. You can also lightly fry the meatballs before sauteing them so they will have this good color.
  2. You can adjust the water, catsup, and sugar according to your preferences.
  3. This sweet and sour meatballs recipe is best enjoyed with hot rice.


Written by Ringo

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