Another recipe from Mom:
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
After I had eaten sweet and sour meatballs at a Elks style show in the 70s or 80s, I searched for a recipe that called for ingredients that I usually had on hand. I found this recipe in a Farm Journal Cookbook. It became a great recipe for family pitch-ins. I have probably given out this recipe to more people than any recipe that I have. You can make it ahead of time. Let meat balls bake or use store-bought meatballs while you fix the unusual sauce--quick and easy .
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs slightly beaten
Sweet-Sour Sauce for beef
Moisten bread crumbs slightly. Combine with remaining ingredients, except Sweet-Sour Sauce. Shape in balls the size of walnuts (1 /2"); place in jelly roll pan (15 1/2"x10 1/2"x 1"). (Or brown balls in skillet containing a little hot fat). Bake in very hot oven (450) 15-18 minutes.
Place balls in Sweet-Sour Sauce for Beef and simmer 10 minutes. If balls are made ahead, add sauce to them and heat in the overn for 15 minutes.
Makes about 36 meat balls, 8-9 servings.
1 (1lb.12oz.) can tomatoes (about 3 1/2 c.)
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp. grated onion
10 ginersnaps, crushed
Combine all ingredients. Cook to boiling. Makes enough sauce for 36 (1 1/2") meat balls.
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