Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spicy Sweet n' Sour Meatballs

 We love meatballs in this house, in fact, we never met a meatball that we didn't like. With that being said I went on a hunt for a good sweet n sour meatball recipe. I got the sweet n sour recipe from Mel's kitchen Café and new that it would be great because she never disappoints. But then we love spicy things a little bit more than overly sweet and so I decided to combine the recipe I found over on Mel's Blog with a spicy sticky sauce we love to put over chicken. The combination was so great!! Seriously yummy and easy to make!!! 
Spicy Sweet n' Sour Meatballs
3 lbs ground beef
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
3 eggs
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 T. minced garlic
1 cup milk
3 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp worcesteshire sauce
 Sweet Sauce:
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tsp mustard
1 1/4 cup bbq sauce
5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Spicy Sauce:
1 1/8 cup Franks hot Sauce(do not use and other kind)
2/3 cup water
4 cups brown sugar
For the MEatballs: Combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Form into balls and place on a large cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and well browned all around. If you don't like them as brown cook them less.
For the sauces: In two saucepans, bring the ingredients for each one to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes. Place the cooked meatballs in a large skillet, pour both sauces over the meatballs and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let simmer for 20 -30 minutes. If the sauce is to thin thicken it with a little cornstarch and water. Serve over your choice of Rice.
Note: I know this is a lot of sugar. If you want to cut the sugar down go ahead and try it. I have never done so, so I can't vouch for it success but let me know if you do and if it works. We always have a little bit of meatballs/sauce over a large portion of rice so we don't feel guilty about the sugar content. This really makes a large pan full and could feed 10 -12 people easily. If you don't want as much cut all the ingredients in half and make a half batch.

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