Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

This recipe is straight from the classic Lion House Cookbook. My friend brought these to me when I had Henry. They are absolutely delicious and simple to make too. I am thinking they'd make a great New Year's Eve finger food (toothpick food) too!

1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
Few grains pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Form into about 12 balls, each about 2 inches in diameter (I used a medium sized cookie scoop). Place in casserole dish. Cover with sauce*. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 30 minutes. Makes 6 to 8 servings, 2 large meatballs each.

*Sauce: (I double the sauce so there is extra to pour over rice).

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

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly. Heat and pour over meatballs.


Scott / Lori said...

I think I could make these! They look and sound delish.

Karey said...

I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious. Everyone in the family liked it, which is unusual.

Also, it's a great meal to fix with the kids. I had help, it was pretty quick and tasted great. Thanks!

Leslie said...

i tasted the ones you brought up to mom and dad's house...

they were seriously so good. i wanted to eat 10 more.

Tawnie J said...

I made these tonight. Well actually I used frozen meatballs and made the sauce. It was a HIT!!! So good. And a quick meal with the frozen meatballs. Thanks for sharing. We had it with rice and Suzy's corn that Emily and I are addicted to.

Tawnie said...

By the way....I doubled the sauce. Good idea. And I used apple cider vinegar. I'd love to taste the difference. Someone once told me to always replace apple cider vinegar for vinegar in recipes like this. (that was actually the tip given when talking about her own sweet and sour chicken recipe). One day maybe I'll be ambitious and try it both ways. :) Happy Cooking!