Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (2024)

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"This is a recipe my mom made for years and years. I've made it for parties as well as when I've had company over for supper. Everyone loves these meatballs. These meatballs are made without the addition of pineapple."

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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients:
15
Serves:

4

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ingredients

  • For the meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • oregano, to taste
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • For the sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 cup onion, chopped
  • 34 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce

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directions

  • For meatballs: Mix all ingredients (minus oil) together. Form into balls. Fry in oil until golden then place on paper towel to drain. Set aside
  • For Sauce: In medium saucepan, fry onion in oil until tender. Add all other sauce ingredients and simmer 20 minutes. Add meatballs and cook 1 hour on medium. Serve and Enjoy!
  • *You can also place browned meatballs and sauce mix into crock pot.

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  1. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (14)

    How many does a pound make ?

  2. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (15)

    Probably a silly question from a man but should the sauce simmer covered or uncovered? And should the meatballs and sauce be covered or uncovered?

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Reviews

  1. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (16)

    We compared these to the grape jelly and chili sauce meatball recipe posted by someone else and this recipe won, hands down! Thank you, Pamma, I'm sure this will be a hit at my New Year's Party.

  2. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (17)

    These were SO good!! We doubled the meatballs and tripled the sauce. I did bake the meatballs instead of frying them. Served over rice with steamed veggies. I agree with some of the other post next time I will decrease the ketchup just a little bit. Had the left overs for lunch today and the sauce was even better today! We will be making these again.

  3. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (18)

    sooo goooooood! I baked my balls ;) for 35 mins at 350 degrees then put them in a pot with the sauce and let it simmer and do its thing while i waited for my bf to come home from work. He loooooved them. I am so full! lol<br/>Served them with rice. =)<br/><br/>edit: I also only used 1/2 cup of ketchup and it was perfecto!

  4. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (19)

    Excellent! Perfect meal for my picky eaters!!! My husband raved about this for days!! Is now on our favorites list! Thanks!

  5. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (20)

    Excellent. First time making sweet & sour meats, and these were just prefect.<br/>I followed everything, nothing was changed.<br/>I used extra lean hamburger/ground beef, browned them first, and did not have a grease layer onto of my sauce. <br/>(Frozen meatballs will do that to you everytime people - plus they are gross! Make your own!)<br/>I serve them over top of rice, and everyone, even the kids ate them all up.<br/>Next time I will have to double the recipe!

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Tweaks

  1. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (21)

    I halved the sugar and made an extra half batch of sauce

  2. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (22)

    YUMMY!! I tripled the recipe and substituted 50/50 Kamut & Oatbran in place of the bread crumbs. I accidentally used soy sauce in the meatballs instead of worcestershire, and it was good! For the sauce, I used Rapadura and a few tablespoons of unsulphured molasses in place of the brown sugar and left out the onions, per hubby's request. These were delicious!! The whole family went back for seconds and thirds and there were no leftovers!

  3. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (23)

    Served on spaghettini. Reduced sugar to 1/2 cup. Used 1/2 ground beef 1/2 ground pork. Loved loved loved this.

  4. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (24)

    We added cumin, cyanne pepper, parsley, paparika

  5. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe - Food.com (25)

    I made these for the first time - I find them a bit too sweet so will cut back on the brown sugar next time.

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