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The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Sweet and sour meatballs may sound like an unconventional dish, but they should definitely be way more popular because they are impossibly delicious. Meatballs taste great on their own, but to festoon the dish with a sweet and sour flavoring is to take it into the stratosphere of excellent taste.

What could possibly compare to the tastiness of an ordinary sweet and sour meatballs recipe? With this recipe, every aspect of the meal will taste amazing, creating one of the best meals you will have all year. You will want to make it again and again, as soon as you possibly could.

This recipe is also one of the easiest out there. With only three ingredients, you won't need to add a lot of extra items to your grocery list. Having to buy a dozen different ingredients for a single recipe is a daunting task, especially when you're already stretching your weekly grocery budget.

You'll be able to easily make a fantastic dinner with this recipe. You won't need to feel aggravated at the thought of making dinner, since you'll know that this recipe is such a breeze to make. Without any further ado, let's get into this recipe and what makes it special.

Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

One of the best parts of cooking sweet and sour meatballs is the simplicity. If you are coming off of a very long day when you had to wake up early to go to work, exhaust yourself there for a slew of hours, and then become a bona fide chauffeur for the rest of your family as you navigate the never-ending onslaught of business that each passing day brings, then sweet and sour meatballs might just be perfect for you to cook.

Not only is it incredibly easy to make with minimal steps in the recipe and cooking process (just four short steps!), but it is also comprised of very minimal ingredients. You might not necessarily believe that a recipe with three ingredients and four steps would be a winner, but this easy sweet and sour meatballs recipe is a home run no matter which way you slice it.

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After all, everyone in the family loves meatballs, no? So, once you know that you have a base dish that everyone is going to savor, then you can really feel free to go wild with the recipe and experiment with all sorts of different flavors! This particular recipe gives sweet and sour meatballs a distinct and unique flavor that only you can provide with your own blend of homemade cooking and an adventurous spirit to try new flavors from the corners of the globe. Meatballs make the perfect muse for such an endeavor.

Making and Serving Sweet and Sour Meatballs

In this recipe for these super simple and super tasty sweet and sour meatballs, the ingredients that are called for include meatballs, obviously, but things become a little less obvious when you throw in the cup of brown sugar and the can of crushed pineapple. Pineapples and brown sugar do not necessarily scream “meatballs would taste great with us!”, but they are undoubtedly perfect for tossing the delectable meatballs into a savory sweet and sour sauce.

Now, these meatballs can be paired with any number of delicious sides to flesh out the meal even more. This particular recipe calls for rice and vegetables, but you can add any sort of side you want because the sweet and sour meatballs are just that dynamic.

Grapes and pineapples do not necessarily seem like fruits that would pair well together at first glance, but there is no denying that this particular combination will taste both sweet and sour, but definitely with more of an emphasis on the sweet. The recipe will leave your mouth watering and hoping for another taste of sweet and sour meatballs.

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 16 ounce can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 2 pounds frozen meatballs


1. Place sugar and pineapples with juice in a mixing bowl and blend together.

2. Stir in meatballs and make sure they’re well covered.

3. Spoon into a lightly greased 9″x 13″ baking pan.

4. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour, or until meatballs brown and sauce is bubbly. Serve with rice and vegetables if desired.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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