These were really good, with a couple modifications based on recommendations from other reviewers. I'm only giving the recipe four stars because, as-written, the meatballs would be bland and the sauce would be far too sweet. I doubled the sauce (won't do that next time...made WAY too much), but only used 1-1/2 cups of brown sugar. Even then it was a tiny bit too sweet for me, but my fiance and daughter loved it. I also used corn starch instead of flour to thicken the sauce, which gave it a beautiful clear, shiny appearance instead of making it cloudy like gravy. I used ground turkey instead of beef because I always sub turkey instead of beef in ground meat recipes. I only had Italian bread crumbs on hand, but I think the seasoning in them just made things better. I did add a little salt and pepper to the meatball mixture as well. I served these over brown jasmine rice that had been cooked in chicken broth along with sesame soy ginger broccoli. My fiance, who moved in with me a few months ago and truly enjoys my cooking, said this was the best meal I've served him yet!
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These were really good, with a couple modifications based on recommendations from other...