Grandma’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food and can be whipped up in a jiffy! Enjoy this fantastic meal with your family tonight!
I am so excited to be sharing my Grandma’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe with you today! This recipe is so easy to pull together and when these meatballs are baking away – oh em gee! It smells SOOO good! This recipe makes tons of meatballs so it’s perfect for a crowd. They meatballs are even better the next day so make some extra rice and get ready for an awesome leftovers lunch.
I whipped up a batch of these meatballs on Sunday when my dad and brother came over to watch the 49ers game. This was NOT the recipe that I was going to be sharing today but once I tasted those meatballs I simply had to move them up on the schedule. They’re just that good!
It all starts with a very basic meatball recipe that you can adjust to your liking. It makes a ton but the recipe could easily be halved. I just counted the meatballs in this picture…40 exactly! And everyone of them exactly the same size…NOT! Oh well, we can’t all be perfect 🙂
Next you’re going to mix up the ingredients for the sauce – all in one bowl! That is one of my favorite features of grandma-type recipes. They don’t have time to mess around with a bunch of different dishes. Pour all that goodness over the top…
Throw it in the oven for an hour and voila! Dinner is served! It’s really that easy and I know you’re going to LOVE the amazing flavors in this dish!
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 2 cups plain bread crumbs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks in juice (including the juice)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 4 Tbls vinegar
- 4 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix ingredients together and form into balls.
- Arrange in a single layer in a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Combine all ingredients and pour over meatballs.
- Bake for one hour uncovered.
- Serve over rice.
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