Kittencal's Porcupine Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the meatballs; mix the ground beef with ingredients stated in the recipe.
  • Mix in 1-1/2 cups instant uncooked rice.
  • Shape into about 1-1/4--inch balls or as desired, then place onto a plate.
  • For the sauce; in a pot heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add in onion, oregano and basil; cook stirring for about 3-4 minutes or until softened.
  • Add in garlic and chili flakes; cook stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in all remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a simmer stirring over medium heat until well combined.
  • Place the meatballs into the simmering sauce; bring back to a simmer (do not stir the sauce for at least 25 minutes or the meatballs will break apart).
  • Reduce heat to low or to a low simmer and cook uncovered for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours stirring frequently after the 25-30 minutes of cooking time.
  • Adjust the brown sugar and vinegar amounts if needed, then season with more salt and black pepper.
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