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    Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    Kirby's Note:

    A simple version of a comfort food classic. From the website, 'Feed Me Bubbe'.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    meatballs

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
    • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • salt and pepper
    • 2/3 cup grape jelly
    • 2/3 cup chili sauce (or combine 1/2 cup ketchup with hot pepper sauce to your taste.)
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix ground beef very well with first seven ingredients.
    2. 2
      Roll meat mixture into about 20 - 24 meatballs, until all of the mixture is used up.
    3. 3
      Brown meat balls in frying pan with vegetable oil.
    4. 4
      Turn down the heat to.
    5. 5
      low, and cover for five to seven minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove meatballs to a plate and drain off the grease.
    7. 7
      Add jelly and chili sauce mixture to the pan, letting the jelly melt, and the sauce thicken.
    8. 8
      Add the meatballs back into the pan, spooning sauce over the meatballs, and simmer for another five minutes or so.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 15, 2007

      55

      Hubby and I both really liked these meatballs. I can never really get very many comments from him on all the different dishes I make, but he did say these are good. They really have an unusual flavor, not too sweet and not too spicy. Easy too.

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    • on September 27, 2007

      55

      Kirby these meatballs were delicious. We really enjoyed the beautiful flavor that the grape jelly imparted to the dish. I used Welchs grape jam, a chunky sweet chili sauce and added some hot Habanero sauce to it also for a little heat. What a lovely treat this was. The meatballs were perfectly cooked, tender and juicy and the tasty glaze covered the meatballs beautifully. This is a dish that I will make again and again...I served mine over steamed coconut rice...Thanks so much for sharing a new family favourite. Kudos....bk

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    • on August 05, 2007

      55

      I love the Feed Me Bubbe podcast! She's like the grandmother I never had (mine was very glamorous and couldn't cook at all). Grape jelly doesn't really exist in Israel except as a very expensive import, so I used apricot jam. I did spring for the Heinz chili sauce import, though. Delicious, even my picky picky daughters were licking their fingers. I served this over couscous for lunch yesterday and it was a hit. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet & Sour Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (169 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 507.7
     
    Calories from Fat 211
    41%
    Total Fat 23.4 g
    36%
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    40%
    Cholesterol 132.9 mg
    44%
    Sodium 414.0 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 49.5 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    7%
    Sugars 30.2 g
    120%
    Protein 25.1 g
    50%

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