I’m pretty sure I’ve had this Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe lying around since the 70’s. It’s still good…even after all these years.
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Yield: About 15 meatballs
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (8 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1. In a medium saucepan, dissolve 2 sauces over low heat. Add sugar and mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
2. In medium bowl, mix beef, onion, salt and egg.
3. Roll beef mixture into small, round 1-inch balls. Drop balls into slowly simmering sauce. Continue to simmer for about 1/2 hour.
4. Transfer meatballs and sauce to small chafing dish or crockpot for serving. Provide toothpicks or a small serving spoon.
*If you are preparing this appetizer as a gluten free recipe, be sure to purchase a brand of cranberry sauce that is GF (Oceanspray is recommended).
*Note that this recipe only makes about 15 meatballs, so if you're planning on serving them at a party... you may wish to double the recipe.
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