Sweet & Sour Meatballs.

June 1, 2012 Post a comment



Two words to describe this dish:  INSANELY EASY!  If that doesn’t get you… they are also very delicious!  In fact I had extra sauce left and my father implored me to make another batch tomorrow!  Okay… so that’s a winner :)

This recipe is easy and very flexible.  You add more or less to impact the sauce flavor.  We like it spicy so I made it spicy.  You can cut that back and make it more on the sweet side. Whatever you want.  Awesome party idea too!



1.25 lbs of ground beef (I used 92% lean)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 egg
1/4 cup of Panko bread crumbs
4 ounces of Sriracha sauce
10 ounces of crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of lemon juice


In a stand mixer or mixing bowl combine the meat, garlic & onion powders, egg and bread crumbs.  Scoop with a melon baller and place on a platter.  Repeat until you’ve used up all the meat.

In a saucepan over medium/high heat, add the Sriracha sauce, crushed tomatoes, sugar and lemon juice.  Whisk until combined.  Once it starts to boil, add the meatballs gently and cover.  Turn to low/medium flame and simmer for at least 30 minutes.  I garnished with spring onions.  Could easily prepare ahead of time and keep warm in your crock pot for a party :)  Serve & enjoy!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish June 1, 2012 at 6:43 PM

These are easy and they sound fabulous!! I’ll have to give them try. :)


Beverley June 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

This recipe looks like a real family pleaser <3 can you tell me what Sriracha is, thank you and have a great weekend



robinr June 2, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Beverley, Sriracha sauce is a hot chili sauce (similar to Frank’s Red Hot sauce). You can find it in the ethnic part of your grocery store :)


heather June 13, 2012 at 2:13 PM

im in the process of making these now…..2 things—-do you measure the breadcrumbs and when do i add the brown sugar???? thanks:)


heather June 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

you must have updated the recipe since i printed it out—-still dont know when to add the brown sugar! hurry—-im getting hungry! LOL


heather June 13, 2012 at 2:41 PM

i cant read—sorry:( dont worry about the previous messages—–think i need more coffee……. i also cant wait to eat these!!!!!!!!!!!!! they smell YUMMY :)


Netttie Moore September 17, 2012 at 1:52 AM

I am going to make these for hubs, he is begging me now! Nettie


robinr September 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Nettie, These are so good and so easy!! Perfect weeknight meal :)


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