Monday, April 9, 2012

Sweet n' Sour Meatballs

I got this recipe from my high school Home Ec. class. I loved that class. These meatballs have become a family staple over the years. We make this recipe all the time for family gatherings as well as for weeknight dinners. It is such a simple recipe and totally fool's proof. I made this for our Passover Seder this weekend. I just substituted out the bread crumbs for matzo meal.


1- 1.5 lb. pkg. ground beef or ground turkey
bread crumbs (Italian or plain)
2 eggs
salt and pepper

1 large jar of spaghetti sauce
2 cans of jellied cranberry sauce
garlic powder (to taste)
red pepper flakes or ground red pepper (to taste)
salt and pepper (to taste)


Combine meat with bread crumbs, eggs and salt and pepper. Roll into balls.
Combine sauces simmer over medium heat. Add spices to taste. Drop raw meatballs into simmering sauce. Cook covered for 45 minutes to 1 hour.


  1. This looks like a really good, easy recipe. I'm definitely going to try it!

  2. I made this but I really didnt have the right ingredients. I used a half bottle of BBQ sauce, 2 cans of tomato sauce and only one can of cranberry sauce. I place the meatballs in lettuce wraps and served with the noodles. My husband LOVED them!! Cant wait to try it the way I was suppose to make it!!

  3. Jellied cranberry sauce..?..i've never bought this before, is it canned cranberry like people put out at Thanksgiving? Also,what type of spaghetti sauce? I always struggle with which kind to go with

  4. Yes it's canned jellied cranberry sauce and I use either Prego or Ragu spaghetti sauce.

  5. Thanks Nanci, not sure how this comment was missed. So sorry for the very late response.


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