Sweet and Sour Meatballs With Marinated Alien Brains

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by alleycatb

Alien brains is my daughters name for brussels sprouts. I dont care what they are called so long as they get eaten. With this recipe they got eaten. Even by my husband. This does take a little pre-planning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup Italian dressing or 1 cup Catalina dressing
  • 1 lb meatballs, homemade or 1 lb meatballs, storebought
  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 0.5 (10 ounce) can water
  • 14 cup brown sugar
  • 2 -3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon salt


  1. day one steam or boil brussel sprouts until done (about 10 minutes).
  2. place in a bowl or zip lock bag with the salad dressing. I used about half of each.
  3. stir or turn as often as you remember.
  4. allow this to marinade overnight or at least 6 hours
  5. the next day place meatballs in pot add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  6. strain brussel sprouts and add
  7. cook and additional 5 minutes until warmed through.
  8. serve with a side of pasta and salad and you are all set.

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