Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sweet N Sour Meatballs

My husband wanted sweet and sour meatball subs, many simple recipes call for chili sauce and grape jelly so I thought I would sub out what I had in the house........Just YUM!


1 1/4 lbs lean ground beef
1/4 cup cornmeal(I used blue, you can use yellow or white if you like)
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 tsp oregano
2 TB pineapple juice(water is fine, add a dash of Worcestshire if you use water)
salt and pepper to taste

1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup blackberry jam
1/4 cup pineapple juice(lemon juice is fine if you have no pineapple)
2 TB brown sugar
1 TB apple cider vinegar
1 TB chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425

Mix the sauce ingredients and set aside

In a bowl mix all of the meatball ingredients, gently mix together(I like doing it by hand, it mixes better)

Place the meat mixture on a cutting board and press into a rectangle shape.

 Cut the rectangle into 20 evenly sized pieces and roll each into a ball

Place balls in a greased baking dish

 Top with sauce
 Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes until cooked through.

Excellent in a sandwich, over rice with veggies or just an appetizer!!

1 comment:

  1. I bet apricot preserves would be awesome in this dish! Looks so delicious.