Sweet and Sour Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30)

This is a remake of my original Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe, only it’s Paleo/Whole30 compliant. If you’re not familiar it’s basically sugar free, grain free, dairy free. I use my All Purpose Meatballs recipe which has a Paleo/Whole30 version listed in the recipe notes. Just by swapping a few ingredients in my original recipe you’ve got a tasty family meal that you’d never know was free of grains, sugar, and soy!

sweet and sour meatballs, whole30, paleo

Serve these up over some cauliflower rice! Delish!

sweet & sour meatballs, whole30, paleo

Sweet and Sour Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30)

Author Laura Doerr


  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 heaping tbsp tapioca flour
  • 25 All Purpose Meatballs frozen or thawed
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple chucks small chunk
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped


  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup whisk together 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice and tapioca flour until dissolved to make a slurry. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, combine coconut aminos, tomato sauce, rice wine vinegar, hot sauce,  and remaining 1 1/2 cups of pineapple juice. Heat to a boiling and whisk in the tapioca slurry. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to med-low, sauce will begin to thicken. 

  3. Stir in meatballs and cook until meatballs are heated through. Stir in pineapple chucks. Serve over cauliflower rice and garnish with scallions. 


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