Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs Appetizer

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


3-4 dozen

My sister served these meatballs as a holiday treat one year. Now, when I make them, someone always asks for the recipe.—Gigi Trapp, Mt. Caramel, Illinois


  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, finely chopped and drained
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • Prepared sweet-and-sour sauce, optional


  1. Combine bread crumbs and milk in small bowl; set aside. Meanwhile, combine ground beef, sausage, water chestnuts, soy sauce, garlic powder and onion salt. Add to bread crumb mixture; mix well. Form into 1-1/2-in. meatballs. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, drain. Serve with sweet-and-sour sauce if desired.

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