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

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


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • 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.
  • Sauce
  • 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
  • Serve




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