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.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs Recipe

I love this dinner. Easy and delicious!
5 / 5 ( 1 Review )
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar for the sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar for the sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard for the sauce
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce for the sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce for the sauce


  • Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Form into about 12 balls, each about 2 inches in diameter.
  • Place in a casserole dish.
  • Cover with sauce (below).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.
  • For Sauce:
  • Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly.
  • 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.)
  • Freezable Meal:
  • After covering the meatballs with sauce, cover the pan with two layers of aluminum foil and freeze.
  • To bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake covered without thawing for 1 hour.
  • Uncover and bake 20-30 minutes more, until meatballs are cooked through.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 650mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g

Ingredients: Beef, Ground Beef
Meal Type: Main Dish, Fall
Categories: Meat and Poultry

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