Tangy Meatballs Over Noodles
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.
Makes8 servings (40 meatballs)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 2 cans (14-3/4 ounces each) beef gravy
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 package (12 ounces) egg noodles
- In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes; drain.
- With a slotted spoon, transfer meatballs into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine gravy, brown sugar, vinegar, ginger and cloves; pour over meatballs. Cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Serve with meatballs.
Nutrition Facts5 each: 435 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 747mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.
Jun 10, 2020
First off, the meatballs themselves were nice and moist. Loved the recipe. The sauce wasnt a great fit for my family, but I did think it was a tandy recipe (well named!) I love a sweet/sour sort of dish, so willing to work on tweaking this to make it work for us. It was a nice, different recipe though if you're not wanting a cream based or tomato based sauce.
Nov 30, 2017
The meatballs were delicious but the sauce wasn't my favorite. I don't know if it was the cider vinegar or the brown sugar but it was different. Overall, just not a taste for me.
Jan 19, 2016
Very delicious & easy to make
Dec 29, 2014
Pretty good for a cheap meal.
May 31, 2013
This was WONDERFUL! To save on food prep time, I bought pre-made frozen meatballs and heated them in the crockpot. To save on cost, I bought 2 pkgs of brown gravy mix which made 4 cups. This saves money versus buying jars of pre-made gravy. And it was so good!
Jan 12, 2011
My family loves this recipe. It's become a mainstay in my recipe box. i cheat though and use packaged meatballs to make it even easier.
Jan 26, 2010
My family really enjoyed the meatballs themselves. The sauce, however, wasn't such a big hit. I was out of cider vinegar so I substituted a little regular vinegar and a little apple juice. Perhaps that is what caused the sauce to be overly sweet.So I'm definitely keeping this recipe for the meatballs, but I'm not sure I'll be making this sauce again.