Sweet and Sour Meatballs - dummies

By Tom Lacalamita, Glenna Vance

People just can’t seem to get enough of these tasty little sweet and sour meatballs. The sweet and sour sauce makes these slow cooker meatballs something special.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 2 to 3 hours on Low

Yield: 25 servings

2 large eggs

2 pounds lean ground beef

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 onion

2 jars (12 ounces each) apple or grape jelly

2 bottles (12 ounces each) chili sauce

  1. Crack the eggs in a small bowl and lightly beat them.

  2. Mix thoroughly the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Shape the mixture into 100 1/2-inch meatballs.

  4. Arrange the meatballs in two shallow baking pans.

  5. Broil 4 inches from heat until browned, turning once.

  6. Pour off the fat.

  7. Mince the onion.

  8. Lightly spray a 4-quart slow cooker with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  9. Combine the jelly, chili sauce, and 1/4 cup minced onion in the slow cooker.

  10. Add the browned meatballs.

  11. Stir well.

  12. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours.

  13. Serve hot, directly from the slow cooker.

Per serving: Calories 187 (From fat 60); Fat 7g (Saturated 2.5g); Cholesterol 42mg; Sodium 321mg; Carbohydrate 24g (Dietary fiber 1g); Protein 8g.