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We compared these to the grape jelly and chili sauce meatball recipe posted by someone else and this recipe won, hands down! Thank you, Pamma, I'm sure this will be a hit at my New Year's Party.

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bakedapple42 December 30, 2009

These were SO good!! We doubled the meatballs and tripled the sauce. I did bake the meatballs instead of frying them. Served over rice with steamed veggies. I agree with some of the other post next time I will decrease the ketchup just a little bit. Had the left overs for lunch today and the sauce was even better today! We will be making these again.

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TwoBlueOnePink January 26, 2009

sooo goooooood! I baked my balls ;) for 35 mins at 350 degrees then put them in a pot with the sauce and let it simmer and do its thing while i waited for my bf to come home from work. He loooooved them. I am so full! lol
Served them with rice. =)

edit: I also only used 1/2 cup of ketchup and it was perfecto!

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KarmaKush December 19, 2012

Excellent! Perfect meal for my picky eaters!!! My husband raved about this for days!! Is now on our favorites list! Thanks!

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B&Bluvu June 03, 2011

My son wanted sweet and sour meatballs for his birthday dinner. Never made them so I found this recipe. My husband and I don't like them overly sweet so this recipe was a winner. My DD is a picky eater and she loved them. My DS was a very happy birthday boy. I actually tripled the meatball recipe using 1 lb. of ground pork and 2 lbs. of ground beef. Also added just a bit of onion salt. I just doubled the sauce recipe and it was more than enough. I baked the meatballs in the oven on 400 for about 20 minutes while I made the sauce. When they were done I put them in my crock pot on low and poured the sauce over them, gently mixing it through out the meatballs. I let them cook for a couple of hours on low. Now I have some to freeze for another meal although my son wanted them again the next night!

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Toni1 August 11, 2010

I just noticed I've never reviewed the sauce part of this recipe. I've made these the last three years on Christmas Eve for an open house we have for friends and family, and I always receive compliments. I triple the recipe and use frozen meatballs, baked first. For the sauce, I add red pepper flakes, and I usually reduce the ketchup a bit. This year I ran short on ketchup, so I used a bottle of chili sauce with great results. I make everything earlier in the day, and then toss it in the crockpot to heat back up. Would also like to try this with the homemade meatballs sometime. Thanks for sharing this great dish!

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Texas Wine Girl December 29, 2011

This is a great base recipe! Because I was making appetizers, rather than for a meal, I punched it up a notch with a bit of Thai chili sauce and a wee bit of ginger. I then thickened the sauce a bit with some corn starch mixed with some cognac so that it would stick to the meatballs better. I also added some extra apple cider vinegar. Love your recipe, thanks!

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Chef Bryn November 28, 2011

My DH asked me for the first 6 months of our marriage to make sweet and sour meatballs like his mother. I wasn't a huge fan of her recipe and finding this one made us both very happy!
I did not fry the meatballs - I baked them at 375 for a few minutes turning them over once the tops were brown. Next time I will try them in the crockpot for a yummy winter dinner. Thanks!!

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Elise S. November 09, 2011

Excellent. First time making sweet & sour meats, and these were just prefect.
I followed everything, nothing was changed.
I used extra lean hamburger/ground beef, browned them first, and did not have a grease layer onto of my sauce.
(Frozen meatballs will do that to you everytime people - plus they are gross! Make your own!)
I serve them over top of rice, and everyone, even the kids ate them all up.
Next time I will have to double the recipe!

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Chef Ashley in Arnprior March 12, 2011

Just made these and they were so good! It was a little more on the sweet side so I added more vinegar and they came out perfect! I also added pepper flakes since I like a little heat in my food. I served them on top of spaghetti YUM! I will definitely be making these again! Thank you so much for sharing!

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unbeso18 February 28, 2011
Sweet and Sour Meatballs