Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 55 mins

Delicious! My mom has made them ever since I can remember--passed down from my gramma. Not too sour and not to sweet, they sure hit the spot!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl mix together the beef, pepper, salt, egg, onion, and oatmeal. Once combined roll meat into about 1 inch balls and fry until brown, then set off to the side to let rest.
  2. In a sauce pan add ingredients and keep stirring at a medium-high heat until mixture dissolves.
  3. Once sauce is dissolved, put cooked meat balls into a baking dish and pour sweet and sour sauce on top. Cover with lid and bake in the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  4. when its all done, the sauce will have thickened nicely. Eat on a bed of rice with some sesame seeds on top, and Voila!


Most Helpful

I borrowed the sauce recipe for some left over meatballs; it was so yummy and fast. I mixed all the ingredients in a saucepan (including a dash or two of garlic powder) cooked it until thick and tossed in the meatballs. Thank you for sharing! :)

Ali_T March 21, 2011

These were pretty easy to make and pretty good. I think my only complaint is that I think they could have used just a teeny bit more flavor in the meat itself. But this is coming from someone who can't stand a cheeseburger seasoned with salt and pepper alone. I think next time I make these I will either add just a little bit of garlic to the meat or find a way to simmer them longer so the meat can absorb more of the flavor, or maybe both. Despite this small complaint, my husband and I have both agreed that this should be our go-to recipe for sweet and sour meatballs. Thank you! UPDATE: I made these tonight with 1/2 tsp. onion powder in place of the onion and added 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. With this addition, they were definitely a 5!

Ransomed by Fire September 14, 2009

I gave this a 5. I though it was great. I had some rise krispies to use up and it worked wonderful.

Barb in WNY April 29, 2009

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