Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Products Used


  • Meatballs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup packed Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Chives to garnish, optional


      1. In a large bowl gently mix together all meatball ingredients. Scoop into 20-24 equal balls. Set aside.
      2. In a large sauce pan add sauce ingredients (minus chives). Whisk to combine. Heat over medium heat. Add meatballs.
      3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes OR until meatballs are cooked through. Stirring occasionally.
      4. Garnish with optional chives. 
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      Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Paula Jones @bellalimento

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      Feb 07, 2018

      This is an EXCELLENT recipe and so easy to make. And what’s also good is that most of the ingredients are already in your pantry/fridge. I rolled these out as the recipe directed but I must have made them on the small side as I stopped at 30 - I couldn’t get any more than this in my skillet (haha). The sweet & sour sauce is so easy to make, and after it’s made, you simply slide you ur meatballs into the sauce, cover, and let them cook for 25 minutes. Simply couldn’t be easier. One thing I will do when I make this recipe again (& I will make this again, and again) is I will brown the meatballs before placing them into the sauce mixture. I just prefer my meatballs to be slightly more firm on the outside. My hubby thought these were perfect just the way the recipe called for - and they are. Thanks, Imperial Sugar, for this super easy, absolutely delicious meatball recipe!

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