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Dressed-Up Meatballs Recipe

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Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes: 8 servings

Frozen meatballs and a jar of sweet-and-sour sauce make this microwave meal a last-minute lifesaver when racing against the clock. The flavorful sauce is dressed up with a hint of garlic and nicely coats the colorful mixture of meatballs, carrots, green pepper and onion. —Ivy Eresmas, Dade City, Florida

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place meatballs in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; top with carrots, onion, pepper and garlic. In a small bowl, mix sweet-and-sour sauce and soy sauce; pour over meatballs.
  2. Microwave, covered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender and meatballs are heated through, stirring twice. Serve with rice. Yield: 8 servings.
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Originally published as Dressed-Up Meatballs in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice): 294 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

Reviews

May. 12, 2017

This recipe saved me on a weeknight with nothing for dinner planned. It was quick and easy and Yummy! I will definitely make again!! Thanks for sharing!

Apr. 1, 2017

I attempted to make this according to the recipe, but 2 LBS of meatballs?! With only 10 oz of sauce? Maybe my wholesale club meatballs are just bigger, haha, because 1 lb. of frozen meatballs covered the bottom of my large skillet. I added a little water to the 10 oz sweet and sour to make it go a further. I love veggies, so I could have had twice as many and been happy. My husband really liked the recipe. (I'm not a big fan of any main dish containing the word "sweet.") I wonder if there is a more savory recipe out there similar to this one for meatballs? This was, hands down, very easy to make, and another reviewers suggestion to use Asian veggies would be good too.

Jan. 6, 2016

I thought this was really good and simple too!

Dec. 23, 2015

Frozen bagged Asian veggies can be used as well.

Oct. 24, 2015

Even my two year old and four year old liked it! I prefer cooking this on the stove rather than in the microwave, I think it makes the veggies taste better.

Mar. 25, 2015

This is surprisingly wonderful given the short amount of time it takes to get to the table. The family proclaimed it a keeper. The meatballs my local store had were "Italian-style" and they were fine.

Feb. 12, 2015

I have made this several times since it came out in the QC '02 magazine. Though I am a mostly "from scratch"person, this recipe has saved the day on many occasions over the years when time was of the essence. It tastes great,and when used with low-sodium soy and sweet -and- sour sauces and extra veggies is not too bad, nutritionally. I've even used homemade frozen meatballs with great results. A keeper!

Reviews

May. 12, 2017

This recipe saved me on a weeknight with nothing for dinner planned. It was quick and easy and Yummy! I will definitely make again!! Thanks for sharing!

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