Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Easy, quick, great tasting.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce, divided
- 1⁄2 cup sugar, divided
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice, divided
- 1⁄4 cup uncooked Minute Rice
- 1 egg
- Mix the beef, 1 egg, 1 can of the tomato sauce, 1/4 cup of the sugar, 1/4 cup of the lemon juice, and the 1/4 cup of raw rice.
- Form into small balls (maximum 1" diameter).
- Put meatballs into a pot with sauce made of the second can tomato sauce, and the other 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice.
- Bring to gentle boil; reduce to simmer. Simmer for about 1 hour.
- Great meatballs!
This recipe was all wrong. I liked the idea of sweet and sour meatballs. Since I'm a novice in the kitchen, I was happy that the ingredients were simple. I prepared the recipe exactly as described, although the texture was way too wet. The recipe doesn't say to cook the meat before adding it to the sauce, but I did try cooking it in a skillet with a little vegetable oil. The meat basically would not stick together, and it made a big mess in my pan. I tried to salvage the recipe by adding some items to thicken the mixture up. I added some bread crumbs, but it was still too wet. I added two torn-up slices of bread - still too wet. I added another pound of ground beef; no luck. In my last attempt to salvage this recipe, I added another egg. I tried cooking again, but I got a similar result. I'm not even sure how this all was suppose to taste, but I would not recommend anyone else try it (unless you want to throw your money away on wasted ingredients).
I completely agree with the previous review. Stupid me, I didn't look at the reviews before I started making it. It was incredibly wet and since the other person tried many things and didnt succeed, I just cooked it for a super long time until it became almost crumbly, hoping that it cooked the meat enough. Then I added worcester sauce sauce and a little of the *extra* sauce this recipe said to make. Ended up making some funky sloppy joes. Hopefully we dont die! :P I would definitely not recommend following this recipe, but manipulate it to make it right. Good luck!