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!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 onion, chopped finely
- 1⁄3 cup oatmeal or 1⁄3 cup Rice Krispies or 1⁄3 cup corn flakes
sweet and sour sauce
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon soya sauce
- 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.
- In a sauce pan add ingredients and keep stirring at a medium-high heat until mixture dissolves.
- 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.
- when its all done, the sauce will have thickened nicely. Eat on a bed of rice with some sesame seeds on top, and Voila!
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! :)
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!
I gave this a 5. I though it was great. I had some rise krispies to use up and it worked wonderful.