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Kick Some of That Meatballs - Sweet and Sour

Bake 375 Degrees Fahrenheit

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Ingredients

For the Sauce:

  • cocktail sauce
  • brown sugar
  • vinegar
  • mustard

The Meat Mixture:

  • egg
  • citrus pepper
  • seasoned salt
  • onion
  • ground beef
  • crumbs
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Gathering the First Four Ingredients

Cocktail sauce, mustard

Cocktail sauce, mustard

Vinegar

Vinegar

1 cup cocktail sauce

1 cup cocktail sauce

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 cup vinegar

1 teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon mustard

(optional) 1 heaping forkful of homemade horseradish

(optional) 1 heaping forkful of homemade horseradish

Crumbs, to Clarify

Hereto, crumbs refers to what you plan to use as binder. The choices are varied: cracker crumbs, stuffing mix, croutons, sauteed buttered bread cubes. I used 1/4 cup Stovetop stuffing, chopped fine in a mini chopper.

Stuffing Chopped Fine

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At this point, I'm looking at my pictures, and thinking, hmmm, where am I. So, I have mixed the cocktail sauce, sat it aside.

I have mixed the egg, onion, seasoned salt, pepper, burger, crumbs. Now, I have to mix the cocktail sauce mixture into the ground beef mixture.

Okay. Mixed in. It looks sloppy, but surprisingly enough, I am able to take an ice cream scoop and make balls, which I am setting on an aluminum foil lined baking pan.

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Okay. I made the balls. Spaced them out. Put them in oven. Center rack.

Now, in the event you were lazy and had just made a meatloaf, cook for at least an hour. But, since you worked so hard on making all these teeny, tiny little meatballs, cook for about 20 minutes.

They need to be 160 degrees. Minimum. I used a temperature probe.

The flavor of these balls is amazing. They are sweet, tangy, and quite delicious. We couldn't taste the horseradish.

My hubby said that he wished he would have thought of the recipe about forty years sooner, so he could have eaten them on a regular basis. He also got heartburn. I didn't.

Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on March 18, 2021:

Ravi Rajan, thank you for your comment!

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on March 17, 2021:

Very interesting Char. We need a similar type of recipe but we make the balls out of vegetables and soya chunks . This is very interesting and very succinctly explained by you.THanks

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on March 17, 2021:

Devika Primic, thank you for your comment!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 17, 2021:

I sometimes make a similar kind of meal but not sweet and sour. Sounds like I have to try this recipe. Thank you

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