Sweet and Sour Meatballs I

Sweet and Sour Meatballs I

Tammy Moore 0

"Meatballs in sweet and sour sauce."

Ingredients 5 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 562 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 562 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 35.2 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 140 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium:
  • 99 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, onion and salt. Mix together, then shape into little balls.
  2. In a slow cooker combine chili sauce, lemon juice and grape jelly. Stir in meatballs and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours.
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  1. 224 Ratings


I made this for 250 guests at my daughter's wedding reception. It got rave reviews. I used frozen Costco meatballs but used the sauce recipe.(60 meatballs per batch) Chili sauce was quite expensive, so I substituted 2/3 catsup and 1/3 chili sauce. It tasted the same.(check the ingredients, almost identical) I made them in advance, and froze into gallon ziplock freezer bags. Then just re-heated and they were AWESOME! I have had several phone calls since reqesting the recipe. Thanks for the recipe Tammy!

Rachael Ray Wannabe

I made this recipe yesterday for a dinner party and it all went!! I have requests to make it for the upcoming Super Bowl and I had to email 5 copies of the recipe to friends. I used Sam's Club frozen meatballs and browned them in a little bit of soy sauce and a can of Dole pineapple chucks w/the syrup. While they were browning, I whisked together the Heinz Chili sauce, Smucker's grape jelly and the lemon juice. After that came to a boil I poured it over the meatballs in the pan and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. They were ready to go after that. I would have followed the crock pot directions but I woke up too late to start it in the crock pot. I think this will be the way I cook them from now on. Hope this is helpful:-)

Thornwood Mom

Ok have to admit it, despite very few bum steers from this group, I though you people were crazy, chili sauce and jelly? But needed something for office potluck, took in my slow cooker, frozen meatballs and heated them up in the sauce for a few hours then put out with all the other offerings. They were great and the only item that went completely and were raved about! A couple of the guys wanted me to make more and bring them in the next day! 2 thumbs up!