In a large bowl, combine the meatball ingredients and knead. Once mixed, round into balls and coat with katakuriko (not listed) and fry in heated oil.
Adjust the size of the meatballs to your liking. If each of them is small, you can make more, and they're perfect for bento lunch boxes. It's nice to make them smaller for your kids too!
Next place the ingredients under Sweet and Sour Sauce, except for the mixture listed as ◎, in a large pot. Once this starts to simmer, add the meatballs from Step 1.
Simmer for about a minute, then pour in the ◎ mixture to thicken, and stir your meatballs around. All done!
They're good fresh off the stove, but even more delicious after around 30 minutes, when the flavors have settled in.
Mix in chopped carrots or bell peppers along with the green onions, and you can covertly improve your family's veggie intake.
Story Behind this Recipe
I tried recreating the taste of my mother's cooking with this filling dish using discounted ground pork!
If you want lots of extra sauce, just double each of the ingredients! The meatballs tend to get in the way of mixing when you're thickening the sauce, but introduce the dissolved katakuriko bit by bit and stir gently so your sauce doesn't end up lumpy.