Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Meatballs are always a popular appetizer. Serve them with fancy frilly toothpicks to pick them up with. To make ahead, bake them early in the day. Reheat in the microwave before serving – or serve them up in a slow cooker to keep them warm.

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Joan Donogh
Appetizer meatballs baked in a sweet and sour sauce.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 24



  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce


  • Combine all meatball ingredients and shape into small meatballs - about 1 inch in diameter. Place in a single layer in a 9 x 13" baking pan.
  • Combine sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F. for 45 to 60 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving dish. Serve immediately.



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