"Souper" Easy Sweet & Sour meatballs

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Tasty & easy are 2 words to describe this recipe. Never any leftovers. I usually double this recipe and freeze in meals size amounts. This way I always have somthing to pull from the freezer on days I don't feel like cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together beef, bread crumbs, onions and eggs.
  2. Form into meatballs.
  3. Fry and brown in oil.
  4. Drain on paper towel, then roll in cornstarch.
  5. In a sauce pan combine soup, water, sugar, salt, pepper& lemon juice.
  6. Drop meatballs into simmering sauce.
  7. Simmer on low heat for 2 hours.
Most Helpful

These were a big hit for dinner last night. The flavor is right on the mark and the preparation is fairly straight forward. I did replace the sugar with Splenda and the result was quite acceptable. I made a double batch hoping to put one in the freezer but they didn't make it that far! I will definitely be making this one again and will have to triple it I guess! Excellent recipe Boies!!

vverkin925 October 16, 2002

I gave this 5 stars because it was so good, I do have a couple of comments, and one is it is all sweet and no sour. I might try half the sugar next time and see what happens, and I also wonder if you could cook them for one hour with the same results. One tip I have that I got from a Rachel Ray recipe is instead of frying, place meatballs on a slightly greased pan in a 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (I go for 15). The meatballs come out surprisingly very nicely browned. It's the only way I'll ever do meatballs again. I'll tell you these were really good, I did freeze them and they were great reheated. My husband and I ate the whole batch and will definitely make again. Thanks for posting.

shells75 February 19, 2005

I've made this several times now and really like this recipe. I bake the meatballs instead of frying but don't change anything else. Thanks for posting.

Cher Jewhurst April 25, 2009