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Sweet and Sour Meatballs V Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs V

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"I have been making these for years. This is the first recipe I tried where the meatballs actually stayed together. Serve over spaghetti. Wonderful!!!!"

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the milk and bread crumbs. Add ground beef, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and form into 1 inch balls.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine chili sauce, grape jelly and water; bring to a simmer. Gently drop the meatballs into the chili sauce mixture and simmer for about 1 hour. Occasionally skim off excess fat, as necessary.
  3. Stir in sour cream just before serving. Remove from heat before sour cream comes to a boil.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2006

I own a bar and do a lot of hor d'oeures. One of my workers told me about using grape jelly and chili sause for sweet and sour meatballs and I thought she was crazy. I found this recipe on this site and tried it. However, I left out the sour cream and added red pepper flakes for a bit of kick. They were incredible, a real hit.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 05, 2007

Found this to be just okay. The sauce was very rich, but seemed to be lacking something. I may try this again without adding the sour cream. Served on white rice.


19 Ratings

May 16, 2005

My mom used to cook this but could'nt remember the recipe. Thanks for bringing it back to our family.

Jan 27, 2004

very easy and very tasty! my boyfriend liked them bette the next day!

Aug 24, 2009

I've made this for years..without the sour cream. The kids, especially, love them. Make small meatballs for buffets. I'm adding the red pepper flakes this time as suggested by someone else to see how it goes.

Aug 05, 2009

This recipe is so easy and my whole family loved it. Last time I made it I left out the sour cream with good results.

Aug 08, 2006

I had to substitue this recipe using picante sauce instead of chile sauce because i could not find it...i love it and so does my family. There normally heistant when it come to me and new recipes ,,but they loved this one..

Jun 21, 2003

Sweet, Simple, Delicious


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  • Calories
  • 544 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.2 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 33 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 481 mg
  • 19%

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

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