Sweet & Sour Meatballs

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Kirby

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

Top Review by Meghan at Food.com

This recipe is a keeper, for sure. I may try baking them next time, just because frying really isn't our thing, but they were delicious. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 453.59 g ground beef
  • 118.29 ml soft breadcrumbs
  • 59.14 ml onion, finely diced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 29.58 ml water
  • salt and pepper
  • 158.51 ml grape jelly
  • 158.51 ml chili sauce (or combine 1/2 cup ketchup with hot pepper sauce to your taste.)
  • 14.79 ml vegetable oil


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