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The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs

The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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KIMMY D

An easy, delicious recipe made with ingredients you always have around the house! A definite winner! Wonderful served with rice!

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  • Calories:
  • 516 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.1g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 815 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs and onion. Mix thoroughly and shape into golf ball-sized balls.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, gently brown the meatballs and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, flour, water, white vinegar and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly. Add meatballs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes.
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Reviews

Rochelle Marie
348
12/28/2007

I make a similar Sweet and sour meatball. I find that adding 1/4c of ketchup really adds a tangy flavour that this recipe seemed to lack . I also substitute flour with cornstarch. It gives the meatballs a beautiful glazed effect.

LLCHOW
258
1/9/2006

I made the sauce, substituting the pineapple juice for water and cutting the brown sugar in half. I also added about 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of dry mustard, for a little twang. I cheated a little and used store bought frozen meatballs that were heated in the oven. Threw the meatballs in a crockpot, threw the cooked sauce over it and let it hang out for an hour. It was a hit with everyone, including teenagers!

BRLARSEN
161
12/29/2003

This was terrific. The only changes I made was to use about 1/4 cup of onion flakes instead of regular onion and I almost doubled the recipe. I still did not have any leftovers. My kids loved it. I also cooked my meatballs first in the oven for 20 minutes to keep them from breaking apart and then I don't have to watch them. Much easier that way.