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Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Sweet And Sour Meatballs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings 4 – 6

These are absolutely the-best sweet & sour meatballs homemade!

With a family of 5, finding a meal everyone loves is next to impossible – but we did! Served atop white rice with a side of mixed veggies, made this meal so simple and easy on the wallet!


  • 1 – 2 pounds ground beef (1 1/2 was perfect for us)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (saltine crackers may also be used)
  • 1 onion, diced **optional (I didn’t have any the first time & we still loved it!)
  • 2 tbls Italian Seasoning (I just shook generously over the top before mixing)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs and onion. Mix thoroughly and shape into golf ball-sized balls.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, gently brown the meatballs and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, flour, water, white vinegar and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly. Add meatballs and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 30 minutes.

Serving suggestion:

We served our over white rice with a side of veggies!

For a family of 5 we made 2 cups of rice.

The original recipe called for only 1 pound of ground beef, after making it the first time, I found there was more then enough sauce to go around and only about 15 meatballs – which barely made it around the table! An additional 1/2 pound was perfect for us.

Originally Found on: allrecipes.com

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