Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe with Ketchup and Brown Sugar

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe with Ketchup and Brown Sugar | THESE ARE SO GOOD. That is really all you need to know. But, me like a food blogger and all sorts of I most certainly will continue to be on and describe the way in which great they’re and try and convince that you try them. I promise you simply won’t regret it.

They’re sweet, sour (ok- obviously), tangy, tender, sticky and saucy and stuffed with flavor. Lord produce willpower not to ever eat the entire pot…..

and not to ever appear like a full sloppy idiot sticking my go to the bowl to lick it clean….

Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe with Ketchup and Brown Sugar

Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe with Ketchup and Brown Sugar

You could possibly consume a heaping scoop for a bed of rice, wrap up a sub roll, or go their way using a toothpick – I really don’t care. Regardless of how put it into practice, it’s going to be good!

I like the pineapple and red peppers from it because doing so accounts for more potential for your meal and adds a bit of nutritional value. This could be a large group pleasing potluck dish, or in my case a New Years Eve pregame snack.

I often tried gluten free breadcrumbs and tamari to make this a gluten free dish. I could promise you that you need to can’t tell at all. You’ll you have to be aimed at licking the sauce off your fingers and becoming another helping 🙂

My boyfriend says his mom uses his grandmothers recipe for sweet and sour meatballs made using grape jelly and sweet chili sauce and are generally delicious… I believe I’m going to try that when!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp A1 steak sauce – or worcestershire sauce to taste
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs – gluten free if necessary
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup ketchup, plus 1 tbsp
  • 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp pineapple juice (reserved from can of pineapple chunks)
  • 1 large red bell pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. For the meatballs, mix all ingredients from ground beef to salt and pepper. Don’t go too crazy with it, just mix ingredients to combine.
  3. Form into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. (They will simmer in the sauce so don’t worry too much about being totally cooked through)
  4. While meatballs are cooking, sautee onion in oil over medium heat in saucepan.
  5. Once tender, add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Bring sauce to a simmer for about 5 minutes then add in meatballs.
  7. Let meatballs lightly simmer in sauce for 20 minutes longer.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe with Ketchup and Brown Sugar
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