Sweet & Sour Meatballs Recipe

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I love this dinner. Easy and delicious! I must confess that I have never made meatballs from scratch though. The frozen meatballs from Costco are sometimes about the same cost as ground beef. So, I just whip up the sauce recipe below and pull out big bag of delicious frozen meatballs for this meal. If the next time I need some meatballs, the frozen ones are not comparable in price, I would not hesitate to try this meatball recipe though. 😉

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

I also love this Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe.


  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 3/4 c quick oats
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 c finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 c brown sugar for the sauce
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar for the sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard for the sauce
  • 1/4 c barbecue sauce for the sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce  for the sauce


  1. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Form into about 12 balls, each about 2 inches in diameter.
  3. Place in a casserole dish.
  4. Cover with sauce (below).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.
  7. For Sauce:
  8. Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly.
  9. Heat in a small saucepan until combined and sugar is dissolved and pour over meatballs. (If you enjoy things a bit saucier, double the sauce ingredients.)
  10. Freezable Meal:
  11. After covering the meatballs with sauce, cover the pan with two layers of aluminum foil and freeze.
  12. To bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake covered without thawing for 1 hour.
  13. Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes more, until meatballs are cooked through.
Ingredients: Beef, Ground Beef
Meal Type: Main Dish, Fall
Categories: Meat and Poultry

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