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
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!
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!
- 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
- Mix all ingredients except the flour in a large bowl. Roll into small 1 inch balls. Roll in flour.
- 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
- Mix 3/4 cup water, brown sugar, vinegar and ketchup in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- 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.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g