Sweet & Sour Meatballs

I’m bringing out another recipe from the archives!
My original post was from last fall when I had about 5 followers (my mom and friends!), so I thought I should dig it out again.  It’s just that time of year when meals change from BBQ to more oven meals!
This is a really easy, very good sweet & sour sauce from my bestie Paula.
I hope you enjoy it!


Sweet & Sour Meatballs


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    The Meatballs
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt & pepper
  • The Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pureed yam (optional, see Tips)
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup


    The Meatballs:
  1. Combine ingredients and shape into meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches.
  2. Bake unsauced meatballs in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Or until centres are not pink.
  3. The Sweet & Sour Sauce
  4. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir, and cook until the sauce thickens.
  6. Pour the sauce over your cooked meatballs, and heat in a 300 degree oven for about 20 minutes before serving.
  7. Serves 4 easily.


  • Serve over brown rice and with a green veggie!
  • You can use cooked frozen meatballs.  Just heat them up in the oven (unsauced) for about 15 minutes.
  • This is just a great basic meatball recipe that I use for all my meatballs (spaghetti & meatballs, stroganoff meatballs…)
  • If you want to make the sauce a little more healthy, add 1/4 cup pureed yam!  No one will even notice it’s in there!  Trust me.


If sweet sauces aren’t your thing, you might like my Stroganoff Sauce with these meatballs instead.


Happy day!



  1. I am going to make these meatballs tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe!! And I will add the yam!
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  2. Thanks for resharing because I missed it the first time! We love meatballs so I will have to try these!

  3. Those looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing the recipe i most def will be trying this out sometime. I believe my husband has made something like this before but, not exactly the same. They were so yummy! I’ll have to give your recipe a try! again, thanks for sharing!

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  4. This sounds delicious!!

  5. Those meatballs look so delicious. What a great recipe. I can’t wait to give these a try soon. Yummy!

  6. Yum! Now I’m hungry! Great post! :)

  7. That looks so good, I want to try it. Thanks for the idea! I just found your blog from a blog hop, I’m your newest follower because I love your blog! Please follow me back at http://www.romanianprincess.com if you like my blog!

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  9. What a great dinner idea. The last time I tried meatballs, they did not turn out well. This recipe looks much more doable! Thanks so much for joining my Family Friendly Food Week party. :)

  10. My entire family would love this recipe. I’ve pinned it for future meal planning.

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  11. Wow!!

    This all looks so delicious!! Awesome recipes!!

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  12. Great recipe. Would you be happy to link in to my Meatball edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . Hope you are having a good week.


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