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
- Combine ground pork, grated carrots, half of the grated onion, half of the minced garlic, egg, flour, and salt and pepper.
- Combine well and form into balls.
- Set aside.
Make the Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- In a pan, saute garlic, onion, and ginger.
- Add the meatballs and let them simmer for a few minutes.
- Add the hotdogs and let them simmer.
- Put the bell peppers and let them simmer for a few minutes.
- Add the tomato catsup, water, sugar, and vinegar. Then, let it boil until the soup thickens.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve and enjoy.
- You can also lightly fry the meatballs before sauteing them so they will have this good color.
- You can adjust the water, catsup, and sugar according to your preferences.
- This sweet and sour meatballs recipe is best enjoyed with hot rice.