Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Posted: April 1

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

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Meatballs and tomato sauce are often seen going hand-in-hand, but Sweet and Sour Meatballs serve up a new combination that you'll want to eat up again and again! The sauce is sweet and sour, with plenty of tang and a smoky-savory flavor to emphasize the beefiness of the meatballs. The meatballs themselves are melt-in-your-mouth tender with a lovely golden brown jacket for extra flavor. Sweet and Sour Meatballs are ideal served over mashed potatoes so you don't miss even a single drop of the sauce.


• 1 pound ground beef • 1 egg • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs • 1 onion, diced • 1 cup brown sugar, packed • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 1/2 cups water • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, and onion, mixing them thoroughly.

Step 2

Shape the meat mixture into golf-ball-sized balls.

Step 3

In a large skillet over medium heat, gently brown the meatballs, for about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4

In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, flour, water, white vinegar, and soy sauce, mixing thoroughly.

Step 5

Add the meatballs to the sauce.

Step 6

Bring the sauce to a boil.

Step 7

Reduce the heat to low and allow the meatballs and sauce to simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes. The meatballs' interior should reach between 135-150 degrees F when tested with a meat thermometer.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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