Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Servings 15 Small Meatballs
Author Lauren


  • for the meatballs-
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef 80/20
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3-1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oilfor the sauce-
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • pepper


  1. In deep skillet, heat oil. In large bowl, mix together ingredients for meatballs. Scoop into small meat balls and roll in between palms to form. Fry little meatballs until browned. In bowl or measuring cup, mix together all ingredients for sweet and sour sauce. Pour sauce into hot pan to cover cooked meatballs. Cover and simmer on low heat for at least 15-20 minutes. Serve over hot with rice or cooked barley if you're feeling extra healthy and adventurous. Barley has more fiber and protein and rice! Give it a whirl!