Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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When you are longing for a meat dish that can be easily made and filled with delicious ingredients then give this easy meatball recipe a try. Mel will give the meat definition a new word and that word is scrumptious. Homemade meatballs don’t get much easier than with this recipe from the kitchen of Mel. The wonderful thing of meatballs is the fact that they can be a meal on their own or they can be a great addition to one you already have in the works. When you consider an easy meatball recipe then always consider that you can use many different types of meat and you can even go vegetarian in your meatball recipe selection. Homemade meatballs are also a great way to include your significant other and the munchkins in the process. Making anything from scratch is always a pleasure since you know exactly what is going into the dish. The best meat definition is usually one that includes the word delicious. You can cook meatballs in the oven, on top of the stove in a pan, you can boil them and you can even barbeque them. With all those choices the next time you decide on meatballs always remember that with all those ways to cook them any recipe you find can be a great one. When you consider the meat choices you are always better off going with the leanest choice and that can be turkey or chicken meat.

Meatballs are made with many different types of meat. They are wonderful small or large balls of meat that can be added to sauces, made for sandwiches eaten on their own as appetizers and can even be a wonderful way to add a stuffing to them. The limitless variety of ways to add your favorite ingredients while also having a great selection in cooking methods make meatballs a treasure to cook and a delight to nibble on. If you take your favorite meatball recipe you can always add your own secret ingredient and since this recipe calls for them to be added to sweet and sour sauce then you now have a perfect addition to the stir-fry you were considering on making.

If you are stuck for time then you might want to make this recipe in a slow cooker. This is a great way to cook them since it allows for you to do other thing while the meal slowly cooks to perfection. Even if you don’t own a slow cooker then if you are still at a loss with your time then you can still slow cook them in the oven. Just turn the heat way down and cover the roasting pan and cook them for 3-4 hours while you have time for other things. If you include them in a sauce then keep the liquid plentiful since most of it will cook off with a long cooking time. Thanks to Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Blog for this yummy Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe that will give your sweet tooth a treat and will also give your savory side a bonus as well. Bon apetit.**

Nutrition: Sweet and Sour Meatballs from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Ingredients: Ground beef, quick oats, eggs, onion, milk, salt, pepper, Worchestershire sauce,brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, mustard, barbecue sauce.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings *Per Serving: Calories 346, Calories from Fat 85, Total Fat 9.5g 15%, Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%, Cholesterol 157mg 52%, Sodium 637mg 27%, Potassium 582mg 17%, Carbohydrates 24.7g 8%, Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%, Sugars 15.9g, Protein 38.1g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 4%, Iron 123%

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