Sweet & Sour Meatballs Recipe

Written by Anna White

June 3, 2016

This recipe was published in my cookbook, “Cooking with Mom”. I got this recipe from a co-worker who made these delicious meatballs for a work lunch. I could not believe that one of the ingredients was chili sauce. Totally blew my mind and I almost didn’t eat any because I was afraid they wouldn’t taste good. Luckily I was very wrong, because they are delicious. I included them in the appetizer section of my cookbook, but they could also be served as an entrée over rice, which is what I do most of the time. Enjoy and feel free to give me feedback once you’ve cooked them yourself.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian



  • 1 12 oz bottle Chili sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup grape jelly
  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • lbs hamburger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1-8 oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs


  • In a large saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients, warm over medium heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix all meatball ingredients.
  • Roll into small meatballs.
  • Add them to sauce gradually.
  • Cook over medium heat for 35 to 40 minutes or until done.


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