Sweet and Sour Meatballs II

Sweet and Sour Meatballs II


"I got this recipe from my mother-in-law shortly after I was married. Now it is a favorite of our kids. I like to serve it over rice."


20 m servings 601 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 601 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 26.3 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.5g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 20.4 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 114 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 878 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Roll into meatballs about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in size.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the meatballs until browned on all sides.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the water, vinegar, ketchup, cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce. Pour over the meatballs, and allow sauce to thicken. Continue to heat until the sauce just starts to bubble.
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  1. 341 Ratings


If you are making these, here's a tip. Do not use apple cider vinegar - it's not the same thing as cider vinegar! It'll completely ruin your sauce. I found that out the hard way, had to throw ou...

Good recipe. The meatballs are too plain, though, with only salt and pepper. One should either use seasoned bread crumbs or add some seasoning spices (dried parsley, sage, etc.). I added three m...

These sweet and sour meatballs are absolutley great. The sweet and sour sauce is great on chicken wings also. I have made this recipe at least a billion times now and it's a hit with everyone....

Yummmmmmmm!!! These were sooooooooo good!!! The only kind of vinegar I had on hand was white wine and I only used about 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup and the sauce turned out perfect! I think I'...

It is impossible for an average cook like myself to look at this simple ingredients list and determine that it could be converted into the wild, delicious taste extravaganza that resulted! I hav...

I-LOVED-THIS! We had this recipe yesterday for dinner and I feel like having it today too. I did everything as written EXCEPT for the cider vinegar. I did not have any, so I used white vinegar...

FANTASTIC recipe! I took advice of other reviewers and halved the vinegar-I also only had white vinegar, so I used that. The only other change I made was add a small can of pineapple tidbits w/t...

I found the sauce to bit over-sweet, but my husband requested that I make them again!

Really wanted to like these...ease of prep but the meatballs were bland and the sauce was way too sweet. Sorry, will keep looking.