Sweet Tomato Meatballs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Tomato Meatballs Recipe
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Sweet Tomato Meatballs

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"These meatballs with sundried tomatoes have a kind of sweet kick to them."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Combine the water and tomatoes in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook until the water is absorbed.
  2. Mix together the tomatoes, ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Form the mixture into golf ball-sized spheres.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs in the heated oil until no longer pink in the center, turning several times to maintain even coloring; remove and set aside, reserving drippings in the skillet. Stir the water and cornstarch together to dissolve cornstarch, then mix into the drippings. Replace skillet over medium heat, bring to a boil and stir until thickened; serve on side of meatballs.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 06, 2008

I made these as an appetizer using a larger melon baller to shape them and rolled them in seasoned bread crumbs They were a hit of the party.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 20, 2009

Very tasty, however, I used a lean ground beef, and there were not enough drippings to make any brown sauce, so I just stirred in some ketchup, brown sugar, mustard into the skillet after taking out the meatballs for a more traditional sauce.


13 Ratings

Apr 01, 2009

I had half a package of sun-dried tomatoes, so I just used those. They turned out perfect. I'll be making these again.

Jan 26, 2009

Wonderful. I served them in the Beer Cheese Soup and it was a great combination

Jan 04, 2010

I didn't alter the recipe and got rave reviews.

Aug 20, 2009

They were good and easy to make...but they could hve used something else but not sure what! Will make again....

Jul 02, 2009

Very easy! Yummy! I made them small and they turned out very good. Instead of the gravy I added a large can of italian stewed tomatoes and made a marinara sauce. It was very good and I would make these again. I have a 3 and 5 year old and they liked them too!

Jan 10, 2011

Just the thing I was looking for! So good I will try the recipe as is to see if that's even better. I added halfnhalf and wine to make a cream sauce and served it with gnocci. Dreamy.


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  • Calories
  • 510 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 39.4 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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