Grilled Sweet & Sour Veal Meatball Kabobs
Grilled veal meatballs skewers

Grilled Sweet & Sour Veal Meatball Kabobs

Grilling Recipe

If you're a fan of grilling, inside or out, these simple-to-make Grilled Sweet and Sour Veal Meatball Kabobs are a must. They are also an excellent way to update your recipe repertoire. Not only are they tasty, but these kabobs are also the perfect make-ahead meal - prep in advance and simply grill before serving any night of the week.
You NEED this recipe this grilling season, it adds fun and flavor to your grill. The sweet and sour sauce will have mouths watering. Check out the video below to see how these kabobs are built. Don’t be afraid to try this out, you won’t be disappointed. This grilling recipe was developed by Kimberly Killebrew at The Daring Gourmet. Check out her Hungarian Meatballs too!
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Prep Time:
20 minutes

Cook Time:
10 minutes

Total Time:
30 minutes



For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground veal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs (gluten free: Use GF breadcrumbs)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

For the Kabobs:

  • 1 fresh, ripe pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1-inch chunks

For the Sweet & Sour Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup low sugar apricot, peach or orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water


  1. To make the sweet & sour sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients, except for the cornstarch, in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened. Set aside until ready to use.

  2. To make the meatballs, thoroughly combine all the meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Yields about 24 meatballs.

  3. Alternately thread six bamboo or metal skewers with the meatballs (4 on each skewer), pineapple and vegetables. Brush with about half of the sweet & sour sauce.

  4. Heat the grill to medium-high heat and brush the grill grates with some oil. Grill the kabobs about 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly seared and the meatballs are cooked through.

  5. Brush the kabobs with remaining sweet and sour sauce and serve immediately.

Note: *These kabobs are a perfect time-saving, make-ahead meal. You can make the sauce and thread the skewers well in advance and then keep both covered and refrigerated until ready to use.

Recipe Video

Nutritional Information Per Serving




Saturated Fat






0% DV
Vitamin D

4% DV

6% DV

10% DV