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Oven Baked Sweet and Sour Meatball Recipe

sweet and sour meatball recipe

This sweet and sour meatball recipe is baked in the oven, so it’s great if you are looking for recipes that cut the fat.

Using very lean ground meats would help too.

The meatball recipe itself is very tasty. The meatballs are nice and soft because of the addition of some milk. The sweet and sour sauce is a simple mixture, but quite good.

These yummy little meatballs are great as a hot appetizer recipe, or serve them as a main course over rice.

If you are making them as appetizers, I would make the meatballs a bit smaller than if you are serving them as a main course. To serve, simply provide toothpicks or small skewers to pick them up hands free. Make extra sauce and put it in a small bowl for extra dipping.

These little meatballs are so good because the sweet and sour sauce is baked right into them instead of just being a dip.

sweet and sour meatballs

Oven Baked Sweet and Sour Meatball Recipe

This sweet and sour meatball recipe is baked in the oven so that great tasting sauce gets baked right into your meatballs. Serve as a main course or appetizer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Servings
Calories 103 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Combine the meats with the bread crumbs, milk, eggs and salt. Mix well. Shape into 1" meatballs and place them in a shallow baking dish.
  • Mix all of the sauce ingredients together (the brown sugar, vinegar, water and dry mustard. Pour the mixture over the meatballs. Bake uncovered at 325ºF for 45 minutes. Baste the meatballs often with the sauce to keep them moist.


Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 82mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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Makes about 48 meatballs, depending on the size you make them.

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