Sweet and Sour Faux Meat Balls

Sweet and Sour Faux Meat Balls


"A great dish with sweet and sour sauce. Serve it with a big bowl of steamed rice."


servings 461 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 461 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 1597 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. To make Sweet and Sour Sauce: In a medium bowl combine the oil, vinegar, jam, ketchup, grated onion, salt, oregano and hot pepper sauce. Stir until well combined.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl combine the eggs, Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, chopped onion, pecans, basil, salt, sage and bread crumbs. Mix well and form into 2 inch balls or patties. Place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish and cover them with sweet and sour sauce. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes.
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  1. 30 Ratings


These appetizers really have a meaty texture and a wonderful taste. Non-vegetarians may not even realize that they're not made of meat! And for vegetarians, it's a refreshing and delicious alter...

This recipe makes a lot but it was so tasty that we didn't have any problems finishing them. A great alternative to greasy real meatballs.

These are the best "fake" meatballs I have ever tasted. It was almost scary how much they looked and tasted like "real" meatballs. I had to keep reminding myself that I had not actually put any ...

The meatballs are pretty good for other purposes (like spaghetti & meatballs), but we really didn't think they went with this sauce very well at all. I'd give the meatballs 4 stars but the combi...

Easy and quick to make. Very yummy and filllng. Made with brown rice.

Edible, but I don't think it's a keeper. Had too much of a bready flavor, so if I were to do it again, I would probably cut down on the bread crumbs. The sauce was really good though. I think...

My family loved these. I used fat free cheddar and cottage cheese. Really good, but the texture is more like stuffing than a real meatball. We had these with mashed potatoes and a vegetable ...

This sauce was OK... I used it on regular frozen "meat" balls but it was too tart. I would add sugar or reduce the amount of vinegar to improve the flavor. I won't make these again.

I didn't use the sauce do I cannot comment on that but the "balls" were good. I omitted the sage as my husband isn't a fan and I used half the cheddar and half mozza cheese. I also added lots of...