Sweet 'N Sour Meatballs For Diabetics Recipe

The word "sweet" need not always be a hurdle for diabetics. In this dish, a typically Chinese sweet and sour sauce uses artificial sweetener instead of sugar.


Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes


Serves: 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 500 g extra-lean beef mince
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 ml salt
  • grinding of black pepper
  • 125 ml weak chicken stock
  • 30 ml soy sauce
  • 30 ml vinegar
  • 10 ml corn flour
  • 1 small fresh pineapple
  • ½ green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 60 ml SPAR sweetener powder

Recipe Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to GRILL setting.
  2. Combine the mince, onion, salt and pepper well. Shape the mixture into +- 24 balls the size of a large marble, place in an oven-dish and grill for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Peel and chop the pineapple. Reserve the juices resulting from this process.
  4. To the reserved pineapple juice, add stock, soy sauce and vinegar. Mix in the corn flour and warm gently, stirring constantly to a thickened boiling sauce.
  5. Stir in the green pepper, pineapple and cooked meatballs and reheat for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in the sweetener powder.

Hints & Tips

A 440 g can pineapple chunks in natural juice, drained but juice reserved can be used instead of fresh pineapple.