Sweet and sour pistachio meatballs

Sweet and sour pistachio meatballs


  1. Combine turkey, breadcrumbs, pistachios, onion, egg and salt.  With wet hands shape the mixture into balls about the size of a walnut.
  2. Place in shallow pan and bake at 200°C/ 400° F /Gas Mark 6 for 20 mins or until cooked through.
  3. To make the sweet and sour sauce combine all the ingredients in a pan, bring to the boil then simmer for 5 mins. 
  4. Thread the meatballs onto wooden skewers. Garnish with pistachios and serve with the sauce.

Recipe from www.americanpistachios.org/

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Serve these meatballs with pasta, chips or rice


500g (1lb 2oz) turkey mince
60g (2 1/2 oz) dry bread crumbs
60g (2 1/2 oz) shelled pistachios, chopped
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 medium egg, beaten
Pinch salt and ground black pepper to serve
For the sweet and Sour Sauce:
50g (2oz) brown sugar
50g (2oz) malt vinegar
1 small can pineapple in juice, roughly chopped
150g (5oz) tomato ketchup
1tbsp soya sauce
To serve:
Shelled pistachios, roughly chopped


Time: 30 mins
Serves: 6
Nutrition: 358 cals Fat 14g (4g sat fat)