Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Peppers and Onions Recipe

This week’s recipe that I’m sharing was another grocery store ad inspiration.  I’m not going to lie, I’m all about saving money wherever I can, and try to base most of our weekly grocery shopping around the produce and meat that is on sale.  About two weeks ago I noticed that both ground sausage and peppers were on sale at one of our local grocery stores.  This sounded to me like the perfect opportunity to make some meatballs!



1 lb ground sausage
1 large green pepper
1 large red pepper
1 large yellow onion
1 8 oz can pineapple chunks
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 large egg
3 tbl vegetable or canola oil
1 tbl ketchup
2 1/2 tbl low sodium soy sauce
2 tbl red wine vinegar
2 tbl cornstartch
2 cups steamed rice
Sea salt and pepper to taste


1.  Halve the onion.  Dice one half and put the other half aside.
2.  Place the ground sausage, breadcrumbs, egg, diced onion, and garlic in a large bowl.  Season with sea salt and pepper.  Mix well using your hands and form into 1 inch balls.
3.  Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan.  Fry the meatballs for about 15 minutes or until evenly browned and cooked through.  Turn the meatballs every couple of minutes.  Once cooked, set aside and wipe out the pan.
4.  Slice the remaining half of the onion, as well as the green pepper and red pepper.
5.  Heat the remaining oil in the pan and saute the onions and peppers for about 5 minutes, or until tender.
6.  Meanwhile, mix together the ketchup, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, cornstarch, and half a cup of water in a small bowl.  Add to the onions and peppers once they’re cooked, stirring frequently until the sauce slightly thickens.
7.  Add the pineapple and meatballs and warm through.  Serve on a bed of rice.

QOTD: How do you approach meal planning and grocery shopping?

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35 Responses to Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Peppers and Onions Recipe

  1. Linz says:

    these sound amazing!

  2. This looks like something my family would really like! Meatballs are very popular with the men here.

  3. runsaltrun says:

    I am the worst meal planner of all time and seem to only go grocery shopping when I’m really hungry so I end up with a bunch of random things I don’t need. 🙂

    These sound awesome and I bet that Betty would love them too! She’s a huge meatball fan!

  4. Has everything I like. YUM. My meal planning consists of opening the refrigerator and seeing what’s there … a lot of room for improvement.

  5. Sales are a great way to get recipe inspiration! I was recently at the grocery and saw that BBQ sauce was 5 for $5, so I’ve been trying to come up with a lot of BBQ recipes as of late :). These look really yummy!

  6. mkadens1 says:

    These look really tasty! I am way too seat-of-the pants with meals these days.

  7. Yummy! These looks so good! I will be making them soon!

  8. mrsbarbelle7 says:

    Yum! We love meatballs and these looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. I love shopping for bargains and anytime we can get meat for a steal I’m all about it =)

  9. oh my yum!! I’ve been traveling for a week so have no groceries in the house. I’ll be getting on that tomorrow and meal prepping and this just went on my list! 🙂

  10. Erlene says:

    Sounds yummy. I make a meatball with pineapples too, but skip the vinegar because of the kids.

  11. priya says:

    Will try these this weekend.Thanks

  12. Will make these this weekend.

  13. Jessie says:

    I haven’t made meatballs in such a long time. These sounds exceptionally delicious. I love how meatballs are so versatile in recipes.

  14. Oooh yum thanks for this!! I was just wondering what to do with my green peppers lol perfect!

  15. Oh my goodness… these look yummy!

  16. i’m a sale shopper as well. sometimes through planning and other times just by seeing what the store has on sale once i’m there 🙂

  17. haleyduke17 says:

    This sounds great. My tummy is growling just looking at it.

  18. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Oh yum! I love meatballs and so do the kids and with the pineapple in there they would devour it! I’ll definitely give this one a try!

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