Thursday, May 6, 2010


(sweet and sour)

This simple recipe can be flavored any way you like, or just make it plain. Oh how I love having meatballs on hand. Think spaghetti, sweet and sour with rice, teriyaki meatballs with steamed rice and stir fried veggies, k you get it.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes


1 lb. lean ground beef

1 egg

2 Tbsp. water (I skip the water and add worcestershire sauce)

4 tbs. brown sugar

1/2 cup bread crumbs ( I like Italian style, seasoned)

1/4 cup minced onion (either grate or pulse in food processor, now your kids won't have any idea!)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl combine egg, water, sugar, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper and combine. Add ground beef, broken into chunks, and mush with your hands to combine. Form into meatballs about 1" in diameter and place on a broiler pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 (check at 20 minutes by cutting one in half if no pink it's done, take care not to over bake. You do not want dry meatballs) minutes until meatballs are no longer pink in center. Cool and freeze, or when baked, use in your favorite recipe.
teriyaki sauce meatballs, make your own OR go get this (serve over rice)
(it's yummy and I'll share a salmon recipe soon using this marinade)
sweet and sour meatballs serve over rice
spaghetti sauce (towards bottom of post)

1 comment:

Lisa Marie Trent said...

I just used that marinade for my pork chops tonight! But I kind of like the meatball idea much better..