Savory Meatball Skewers on Sweet and Sour Vegetables

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 3 people


Hearty meatball skewers:

  • 400 g Mixed minced meat (250 g beef meat and 150 g pork meat)
  • 75 g 1 Onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 Red chilli pepper
  • 20 g 1 piece of ginger peeled
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Spice mixture meatballs & meatballs from ANKERKRAUT *)
  • 1 tsp Mild curry powder
  • 0,5 tsp Sambal oelek
  • 3 big pinches Coarse sea salt from the mill
  • 3 big pinches Colorful pepper from the mill
  • 1 Cup Sunflower oil
  • 4 Piece Wooden skewers

Sweet and sour vegetables:

  • 150 g Mushrooms
  • 150 g Pineapple pieces (from the can!)
  • 150 g Chinese cabbage leaf hearts
  • 100 g 1 red pointed pepper
  • 100 g 1 yellow pointed pepper
  • 75 g 1 Onion
  • 50 g 2 spring onions
  • 2 tbsp Sunflower oil
  • 200 ml Pineapple juice
  • 2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Light rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Rice wine
  • 1 tbsp Tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp Glutamate / alternatively 1 teaspoon instant chicken broth


Hearty meatball skewers:

    Sweet and sour vegetables:

    • Clean / brush the mushrooms, remove the stems and cut into quarters. Cut the Chinese cabbage leaf hearts into small diamonds. Clean and wash the pointed peppers and cut into small diamonds. Peel the onion, cut in half and cut into small wedges / assemble apart. Clean and wash the spring onions and cut diagonally into rings. Made from pineapple juice (200 ml), tomato ketchup (2 tablespoons), brown sugar (2 tablespoons), light rice vinegar (2 tablespoons), light soy sauce (2 tablespoons), sweet soy sauce (2 tablespoons), rice wine (2 tablespoons), Mix tapioca starch (1 tbsp) and glutamate (1 teaspoon / alternatively 1 teaspoon instant chicken broth) into a sweet and sour sauce. Remove the oil except for about 2 tablespoons, heat, add the vegetables (mushroom quarters, chi-nakohl leaf hearts lozenges, pineapple pieces, pointed pepper lozenges, onion pieces and spring onion rings) and stir-fry for approx. 5 - 6 minutes. Deglaze / pour in the sweet and sour sauce and simmer until the liquid begins to thicken. Then slide the wok off the stove.


    • Thread the meatballs onto wooden skewers. Arrange the sweet and sour vegetables on plates, place the minced meat skewers on top and serve.
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    Written by John Myers

    Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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