Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe

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Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe
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Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Recipe

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These meatballs can also be made with ground venison instead of the ground beef - they're delicious either way! The recipe is great for parties or other social gatherings because it's simple to make and can easily be doubled.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 green pepper, cut into strips
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Shape into 2 dozen 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a greased 2-qt. casserole. For sauce, mix brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add pineapple and juice, green onions, vinegar and soy sauce; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Pour over the meatballs. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Stir in green pepper. Return to the oven, covered, for 10 minutes. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs in Country Extra May 1994, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 294 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 637mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 green pepper, cut into strips
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Shape into 2 dozen 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a greased 2-qt. casserole. For sauce, mix brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add pineapple and juice, green onions, vinegar and soy sauce; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Pour over the meatballs. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Stir in green pepper. Return to the oven, covered, for 10 minutes. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs in Country Extra May 1994, p47

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khegeman User ID: 2379383 261873
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2017

"delicious"

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kshea User ID: 2698812 25861
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Made these for years. Love 'em"

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