I got this recipe from my friend Jeri.  She and I catered for a little while, we didn’t make much money but had fun cooking together.  We have made thousands of these meatballs.  They are still a hit a our house.  We usually have them at Christmas and New Year’s.

sweet and sour meatballs


Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • Meatballs
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sauce
  • 1 12 oz. bottle chili sauce
  • 1 10 oz. jar grape jelly
  • juice of one lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Mix all ingredients for meatballs together, mix well and shape into 2 inch balls. Put on a cookie sheet, you can put them close together. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until brown and cooked through. Drain off grease.
  3. Sauce
  4. In a small sauce pan combine ingredients for sauce and simmer until jelly has melted. Put meatballs in crockpot on low and pour sauce over meatballs
  5. Serve




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