Grandma's Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Grandma's Sweet & Sour Meatballs

I'm not sure why Kenny was holding out on me with this recipe.  This recipe was in a cookbook Kenny's mom put together for him before we were married with family favorite recipes.  It wasn't until just a couple year's ago he said that he was hungry for the meatballs his grandma used to make.  Low and behold the recipe has been in the cookbook all along.  We busted out that cookbook and whipped up a batch and I couldn't believe it took us over 6 years of marriage to make them! 
This recipe has become one of my favorites to take to new moms when they need a meal. It is an all-around family pleaser, which you know mom appreciates.  The last thing a new mom needs is a dinnertime fight over a meal that the rest of the kids refuse to eat.  
Full disclosure, this isn't a recipe you want to make if you are watching your sugar intake but everyone deserves a cheat day, right?!?  You won't regret it.  


From our Family to yours,

Sarah Wells

Wells Farms

 Grandma's Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Here they are in all of their Sweet & Sour Glory!

Grandma's Sweet & Sour Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 lbs Wells Farms Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 2 Tbls Brown Sugar
  • 1-2 Tbls White Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 T. Mustard


Preheat oven to 350°
Mix together the first four ingredients and half of the fifth (the tomato sauce).  Make into balls and place into a baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes at 350°
Mix together remaining ingredients in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil.  After the meatballs have baked pour the sauce over the meatballs and bake uncovered for 10 more minutes.   We tend to serve them with mashed potatoes, corn, and a salad.  Enjoy!

1 comment

  • This is still a staple in our house!!


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