Easy Sweet and Sour Meatballs make a perfect appetizer or dinner. So addictive, you'll make them again and again!
Sweet and sour meatballs are one of my favorite party appetizers to serve at parties. It doesn’t matter how many I make, they always disappear in minutes. Guests gobble them up as soon as the tray leaves my kitchen. If I want to eat one, my best chance is to sneak one before the appetizer tray goes out.
At best, I’ve had one little meatball each time I make these, even if I’ve made several dozen! So, I decided to make a dinner for two with sweet and sour meatballs as the star ingredient. This way, I only have to share with one other person, and I’m guaranteed to get to eat more than one.
I gave the classic sweet and sour sauce little make over here. It’s made of just three ingredients, and couldn’t be simpler to whisk together while the meatballs cook. Instead of granulated sugar or jelly from a jar, I used honey. It has the right amount of sweetness to make a sweet sauce that isn’t too sweet or cloying. Stir the honey together with the ketchup and vinegar, and that’s the sauce—easy!
I used lean ground beef for the meatballs, but you could certainly substitute ground turkey or even ground chicken. Either way, we’re going to drain the pan of the fat after searing the meatballs, so you can really use the type of meat you prefer.
I serve this with steamed broccoli because I like to dip the broccoli in the extra sweet and sour sauce. Another great thing to serve it with is hot rice.
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