Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweet n Sour Meatballs

I could make this in my sleep!
This is Little Ugh's FAVORITE meal.

Sometimes the type of ground meat changes.
I make it with chicken or turkey a lot.
Obviously pork or beef are acceptable as well but we don't eat red meat often.
On occasion I will ramp it up with a combo of pork and beef.

The meats do change the flavoring of the whole meal, even if slightly.

The sauce changes from time to time too but I will give you my "traditional" ingredients and then let your imaginations run from there!

Sweet n Sour Sauce
(makes enough sauce for approx. 1 lb of meat turned balls)

1 c. ketchup (Heinz - because there's no other kindz)
4 tbsp. white vinegar
4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp. brown sugar
and I always always top the meatballs with chopped onion before I pour the sauce over top!

In a pot throw all of the ingredients (not onions) and bring to a bowl. 
Top meatballs with sauce, bake for 30 minutes at 350F
Sometimes I throw in some pineapple juice, I've used a combo of bbq sauce and ketchup, different vinegars, honey - you name it I've probably played with it but the above recipe is great, simple and delicious :)

1 lb ground meat
1 egg
bread crumbs
Caesar rim spice
Worcestershire sauce

I eyeball these, and depending on the meat I may change up the spices used but the Caesar rim spice works great.
Pan fry to brown and then toss in an oven proof dish, cover with diced onions and sauce and bake for about 30 minutes at 350F

I'm Listening To: Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
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  1. Sweet & sour meatballs is one of my family's favorite dishes! Your version sounds good!

  2. Thanks Tina! THey are always so easy and delicious arent they?