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sweet and sour pork meatballs with rice and chopsticks

Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs With Marmalade Glaze

Karon Grieve
These super sticky meatballs are ready in 20 minutes, the perfect midweek meal for all the family.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 433 kcal


  • 500 g minced pork
  • 3 tbsp coriander chopped finely
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 2 garlic cloved minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp chilli finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime juice and zest
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp 5 spice powder
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Marmalade Glaze

  • 3 tbsp marmalade
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes

To serve

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Preheat grill/broiler
  • Mix all ingredeints for the meatballs in a large bowl and really squish everything together well
  • Pull off pieces and roll into balls about the size of a walnut (I got 12 from this recipe)
  • Set aside in fridge to firm up and let flavours develop for 30 minutes
  • Place meatballs on a baking tray and grill for about 8 minutes turning half way through cooking time

Marmalade glaze

  • While the meatballs are cooking make the glaze simply by mixing all ingredients in a small pan and heating gently till the marmalade melts into the other ingredients. Add a little water if nessesary
  • Pour glaze over meatballs and return to grill for 2 minutes
  • Serve on top of rice/noodles etc and sprinkle with sesame seeds



This recipe serves 4 people with each having 4 meatballs.
You can make these ahead of time and store them in the fridge for 24 hours prior to grilling.
Make extra and serve them cold in a sandwich (subway!). Serve as an appetiser with extra marmalade glaze as a dip.
They will keep for 4 days in the fridge after cooking. Or freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 433kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 22gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 657mgPotassium: 450mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 119IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy midweek meals, marmalade, meatballs, sweet and sour
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