Buttermilk is the surprising secret for these flavorful meatballs! This is an adaptation from Cook's Illustrated's Pasta book. These are juicy and tender but lean, and ready to plop into your favorite sauce.
My mom gave me this recipe years ago. It's not your typical porcupine balls made with tomato sauce. Meatballs made out of ground chuck have onions and rice in them and cream of celery soup poured over the meatballs and baked in the oven. I like these with mashed potatoes and a side of green beans. Good ole comfort food!
I've been using this recipe from "Meals with a Foreign Flair" cookbook for many years. I'm not much for cream sauces and this one stands on its own without the rich cream. The instant coffee really picks this up. Generally, I buy the frozen Swedish meatballs and pour this sauce over the finished product. Sure beats the hassle of preparing the meatballs from scratch.
I had been looking for a good sweet and sour meatball recipe, and this one is by far the best that I have tried! It was posted on another one of my groups. I usually double the recipe so we can have leftovers.