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Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Appetizer or meal? You choose. Whatever you decide, you are in for a whole lot of deliciousness with these easy Sweet & Sour Meatballs. They are a classic recipe that’s been handed down over many generations!

Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Sweet and tangy! Serve as an appetizer or as a meal on a bed of rice.

I like to serve mine over a bed of rice with a side of veggies for a simple dinner. The sauce adds so much extra flavour. I love the sweet tang!

Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Sweet and tangy! Serve as an appetizer or as a meal on a bed of rice.

I used my grandma’s old trick of rolling the meatballs in flour. This step helps them to hold together better in the pan and gives them a tasty coating.

I don’t typically make meatballs on the stovetop and usually bake them. I made sure to cut a few open to check for doneness. I’m always a little paranoid when I’m cooking with meat. You could use a food thermometer to just to be on the safe side.

Once you try a meatball, you can’t stop at just one. They are addicting!

Sweet & Sour Meatballs - Sweet and tangy! Serve as an appetizer or as a meal on a bed of rice.

Yield: 6

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and tangy! Serve as an appetizer or as a meal on a bed of rice.

Ingredients:

  • 2lb lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Flour, for rolling
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 3/4 cup + 3 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch

Directions:

Meatballs

  1. Mix all ingredients except the flour in a large bowl. Roll into small 1 inch balls. Roll in flour.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add meat balls and brown, turning often. Once the meatballs are browned, cover and let steam until cooked, about 7 to 8 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  1. Mix 3/4 cup water, brown sugar, vinegar and ketchup in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and 3 tbsp cold water. Stir into sauce to thicken. Remove from heat and pour over meatballs to serve.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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