My Mom's sweet and sour meatballs recipe. These meatballs are baked in the oven in a retro sweet and sour sauce that can't be beat!
Preheat your oven to 375 °F
Mix the sauce ingredients together in a medium sized sauce pan until fully combined. Bring to a low rolling boil, and cook until it thickens. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Combine the meatball ingredients : breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, egg, onions and ground beef together in a stand mixer bowl. Use the paddle attachment and mix on low until combined. This makes for the BEST distribution of egg and crumbs through the meat!
Roll the meat mixture into meatballs, whichever size you want. I prefer slightly larger ones, they don’t dry out as quickly.
Now you can cover those meatballs up with sauce. Pour the sauce over the meatball, covering them completely.
Finish cooking them until done, and they look oh-so saucy and delicious. This can take up to another 20-30 minutes depending on the size of your meatballs.
I love sweet and sour meatballs on rice, especially bad-for-you, white rice! Serve with the side of your choice.
NOTE that I make a double batch of these now, using two pounds of ground beef! This makes around 24!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.