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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

The sweet and sour sauce really makes these meatballs special. You'll love these for dinner or as a party appetizer.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 Small Meatballs
Calories 96kcal
Author Lauren


for the meatballs-

  • 1/2 lb ground beef 80/20
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3-1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

for the sauce-

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • pepper


  • 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!


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg