Sweet & Sour Meatballs

These Sweet and Sour Meatballs are a family favourite!  Delicious served with rice and a veggie.

Hello! 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


Sweet and Sour Meatballs

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney


These Sweet and Sour Meatballs are a family favourite!  Delicious served with rice and a veggie.  Serves 4 – 6.


The Meatballs

  • 1 lb 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 the meatball ingredients, then shape into meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches in size.
  2. Bake the un-sauced meatballs in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Or until centres are not pink.

The Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan combine all the sauce ingredients and bring to a low boil.
  2. Whisk and cook until the sauce thickens.
  3. Pour the sauce over your cooked meatballs, and heat in a 300 degree oven for about 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • Serve over rice and with a green veggie.
  • To make this recipe even easier, you can use cooked frozen meatballs.  Just heat them up in the oven (without sauce) for about 15 minutes, before adding sauce.
  • 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.

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Have a delicious day!

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  • Reply Bring Pretty Back September 15, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    I am going to make these meatballs tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe!! And I will add the yam!
    Have a pretty day!

  • Reply Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com September 15, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Thanks for resharing because I missed it the first time! We love meatballs so I will have to try these!

  • Reply Kaitlyn September 15, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    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!

    In our sea of love

  • Reply Katie September 15, 2011 at 3:28 AM

    This sounds delicious!!

  • Reply Pretend Chef September 15, 2011 at 1:40 PM

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

  • Reply Alexa September 15, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Yum! Now I’m hungry! Great post! 🙂

  • Reply Nicole Mariana September 15, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    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!

    XoXo Nicole Mariana

  • Reply Amanda @ Serenity Now September 20, 2011 at 2:05 AM

    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. 🙂

  • Reply Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors September 20, 2011 at 4:41 PM

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

    Visiting from Serenity Now. Following you now. 🙂

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