Rating: 4.5 stars
429 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 118
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 5

This sweet and sour meatball recipe came from my mother-in-law. I got it shortly after I was married and now it is a favorite of our kids. I like to serve it over rice.



Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Sweet and Sour Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • Make meatballs: Mix beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl until well combined; shape into 1 1/2-inch diameter balls.

  • Cook meatballs in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until evenly browned and cooked through.

  • Make sauce: Mix brown sugar, water, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch together in a medium bowl until smooth.

  • Pour sauce over meatballs. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is thick, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

601 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 70.5g; fat 26.3g; cholesterol 114.4mg; sodium 878.1mg. Full Nutrition