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Sweet and Sour Meatballs II Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs II

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"The hearty taste of seasoned beef and the flavors of sweet and sour distinguish these meatballs. Make this for a special occasion as an appetizer or for every-day dinner."

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Original recipe makes 120 meatballs Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. To make meatballs: In a large bowl, combine beef, onion flakes, bread crumbs, salt, nutmeg, eggs and milk.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Shape mixture into 1 inch balls, and place into a 9x13 inch baking dish; bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Lower heat in oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. To make sauce: In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix vinegar, sugar, mustard and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. Mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup water; add to saucepan, and boil for 1 minute more.
  5. Add sauce to cooked meatballs, and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, basting occasionally.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2007

Loved these meatballs. Followed the recipe exactly. The sauce is very tasty. I've been trying different sweet and sour meatball recipes for the last year or so trying to duplicate the flavor of the sauce I had at a banquet. Think this is the one! Don't be alarmed by the overwhelming vinegar smell/taste at first. After you combine the sauce with the meatballs and allow it to bake and reduce it takes on a whole new (delicious!) flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2005

This recipe was easy to make. I subsituted the milk for soy milk and the meat for ground turkey. This recipe was way to sweet for my family, I think next time I will use half the sugar.

Feb 18, 2006

Very good, everyone loved it. I used two pounds of lean ground turkey and one pound extra lean ground beef. Next time I make this I'll cut down on the sugar. It was kind of sweet.

Jul 16, 2003


Jul 16, 2003

This recipe was wonderfull for dinner. I reduced the size: 120 meatballs for dinner was way to much, but 60 was perfect!! Thanks for the great dinner!

Oct 13, 2009

I love this recipe! I made a few changes though. I used rice vinegar instead of cider vinegar. Rice vinegar has a mellow flavor. In addition, I used half sweet Italian sausage and half hamburger. My family loved it.

Oct 29, 2009

Wow, this were awesome! I used crushed crackers instead of bread crumbs, just because I didn't have any, and I used only 1 Tbsp of white vinegar like other people recommended.

Oct 22, 2004

Super simple to make. And they taste great. I halved the recipe and got about 50-60 meatballs. All but 6 were left after my family of four got their hands on them. They went better than the main course.


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  • Calories
  • 533 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 140 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 916 mg
  • 37%

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

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