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Connie's Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs

Catherine Parnell-Proulx

"My grandmother's meatballs--always a treat at Christmas and one of our family favorites! Season meatballs as you would a hamburger."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 160 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (30 meatballs)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg and water in a bowl; add ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper to eggs and mix thoroughly. Form ground beef mixture into bite-size meatballs; place meatballs into a large baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are browned and no longer pink inside, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Mix ketchup, beef bouillon, and vinegar in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir brown sugar mixture into ketchup mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbling and brown sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce, stir until coated, and serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 160 calories; 6.1 g fat; 17.2 g carbohydrates; 9.3 g protein; 46 mg cholesterol; 431 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this for Christmas it was a Big Hit Thank You!!! :-) the only things I did different were~~ I put finely grated onion, garlic, parmesan-romano cheese and a package of real bacon bits in t...

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This recipe was so bad that after five years of being on here, I’ve decided to leave my first review. The sauce in itself was terrible and tasted only of ketchup and vinegar, but would’ve been...

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I made this for Christmas it was a Big Hit Thank You!!! :-) the only things I did different were~~ I put finely grated onion, garlic, parmesan-romano cheese and a package of real bacon bits in t...

I used Italian breadcrumbs rather than just the bread, and I added garlic powder to the meatballs. Certainly, you could add whatever you like in your meatballs. I like the sauce, and especially ...

Very Good taste. My husband said that it was superb. I did put some onion into my meat mixture. This is going to be a regular in my kitchen. Thanks

I prepared exactly as written. I just wish I could give it more stars. Next time I might try adding some pineapple, red onion, green and yellow bell peppers carrots, etc. Definitely not neces...

I made this sauce, it was delicious!! It had just the right balance of sweet and sour. The meatball recipe looked a little bland, so I used my own. I added steak spice, seasoning salt, italia...

Delicious. My husband said they were the best he ever had. Which is good because I've never made sweet and sour meatballs! Only minor changes I made were to add chopped onions to the meat mixtu...

Make them the night before to reduce the ketchup flavor.

My husband had made up his own recipe of sweet and sour and we loved it so we were hesitant to try something new. We are glad we did!!! We make this EXACTLY like the recipe except I put in a goo...

This recipe was so bad that after five years of being on here, I’ve decided to leave my first review. The sauce in itself was terrible and tasted only of ketchup and vinegar, but would’ve been...