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Saucy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

When I serve these saucy meatballs at our Christmas Eve celebration, I have to make four batches...and they always disappear!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    About 3 dozen


  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons crushed saltines
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • In a large saucepan, combine the chili sauce, sweet-and-sour sauce, pineapple and brown sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the egg, cracker crumbs, allspice and nutmeg. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Broil meatballs 4-5 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, drain. Add green pepper and meatballs to sauce. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 165 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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