Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Sweet & Sour Pork Balls

I am really enjoying Lorraine Pascale's TV show, Fast, Fresh & Easy Food. I want to try everything! After watching it this week, I realised I had most of the ingredients in to make this dish. I absolutely loved it! All the kids did too, and my husband definitely wants me to make it again - great result! One of my daughters commented that our house smelled like a Chinese restaurant :)

Serves 4 plus a small dish for the wee one!

10 good quality pork sausages, skins removed
100g dried breadcrumbs
1 egg
Oil for frying

1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
425g of pineapple chunks in juice
75g tomato ketchup (10 squirts)
5 tblsp balsamic vinegar
2 tblsp honey
Juice of 1 lime

450g rice
75g salted peanuts, crushed
Half a bunch of spring onions, chopped
Knob of butter
Salt & pepper to season

Mix together the sausage meat, breadcrumbs and egg. Shape into small balls and fry gently in your largest frying pan.
Cook your rice per packet instructions.
Once the balls are coloured on all sides, add the pepper, garlic, all the pineapple juice and HALF the pineapple chunks, tomato ketchup, vinegar, honey & lime juice. Stir to combine, and allow to simmer gently.
When the rice is cooked, add the butter and season Top with the peanuts & spring onion and mix through.
Serve the meatballs on top of the rice, and pour over the sauce.


  1. Thanks for this, am hoping my 4yr old and husband will love it :-)

  2. Just made it this evening, hubby liked it a lot, he said its better than the takeaways! Thanks for writing it out :-)

  3. About to try this out - don't have the pineapple (oh well!) but will report back on how it went. Thanks so much for reproducing it. :-D

    1. Just finished the meal - really enjoyed it! I splashed a bit of orange juice in to replace the fruitiness of the pineapple and it kind of worked! I also didn't bother using an egg and breadcrumbs - the sausages I used were Aldi's premium herby ones and the sausagemeat formed pretty good balls on its own. Yum - think this might become a household favourite!

    2. So glad you enjoyed it, we all loved it & cant wait to have it again :)

  4. Made this for mum and husband. We all loved it and had leftovers the next day adding some special fried rice. Who needs takeaway!

  5. Cooked this last night........amazing !!!, definitely on the 'regular' list :) using this site to meal plan and compile my shopping list......thank you x

  6. Lovely. Used a little more honey in mine,as lime was MASSIVE :) (should really just used half of it!) Tastes great cold next day as well. Another keeper

  7. Love this, Thank you!

  8. wonderful have cooked it for the family many times and it`s a WINNER!!!

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