Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I don't love meatballs- mostly because of the name. Meat Balls- the words just don't go together. I wish I could think of a better name for them- meat scoops, meat droppings, meat circles- I've got nothing! Well, despite the unappetizing name, I decided to try these sweet and sour meatballs, mostly for the husband. I am glad I did because they were delicious! After getting over the fact of eating balls of meat, the spices and ingredients in them were great and the sauce was perfect. So get over your fear (or maybe just my fear) of meatballs and make these!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

from My Kitchen Cafe

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (you don't want the beef to be too high in fat because the fat will all pool at the bottom of the baking dish after baking)
3/4 cup quick oats
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
2. Form into about 12 balls, each about 2 inches in diameter. (I actually only used 1 lb ground beef and made about 15 smaller balls.)
3. Place in a casserole dish. Cover with sauce (below). Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1. Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly.
2. Heat in a small saucepan until combined and sugar is dissolved and pour over meatballs.
*I actually made two batches of the sauce, I poured one over the meatballs for cooking in and used one to pour over top of the cooked meatballs and rice.

Sweet Sour Meatballs on Foodista


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Melanie said...

I've got to tell you, I'm glad they're called meat balls and not meat droppings. That brings up a bad image. JK, I've had these on my list to try for quite some time now so I guess I had better make them now that they have your endorsement!