Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs

My grandmother's meatballs--always a treat at Christmas and one of our family favorites! Season meatballs as you would a hamburger.

Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs for 10 servings:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 slices bread, crumbled
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook30m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Connie’s Sweet and Sour Christmas Meatballs easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Beat egg and water in a bowl; add ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper to eggs and mix thoroughly. Form ground beef mixture into bite-size meatballs; place meatballs into a large baking dish.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are browned and no longer pink inside, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. 4 Mix ketchup, beef bouillon, and vinegar in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir brown sugar mixture into ketchup mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbling and brown sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce, stir until coated, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 160 calories; 6.1 grams of fat; 17.2 grams of carbohydrates; 9.3 grams of protein; 46 milligrams of cholesterol; 431 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Sep 8th 2018

    Love the sauce. It was great for both adults and children. Will definitely make again.

  2. Nov 14th 2015

    Make them the night before to reduce the ketchup flavor.

  3. Feb 2nd 2015

    My husband had made up his own recipe of sweet and sour and we loved it so we were hesitant to try something new. We are glad we did!!! We make this EXACTLY like the recipe except I put in a ...

  4. Apr 29th 2014

    I prepared exactly as written. I just wish I could give it more stars.Next time I might try adding some pineapple, red onion, green and yellow bell peppers carrots, etc. Definitely not n ...

  5. Feb 13th 2013

    I used Italian breadcrumbs rather than just the bread, and I added garlic powder to the meatballs. Certainly, you could add whatever you like in your meatballs. I like the sauce, and especia ...

  6. Feb 6th 2013

    I made this sauce, it was delicious!! It had just the right balance of sweet and sour. The meatball recipe looked a little bland, so I used my own. I added steak spice, seasoning salt, it ...

  7. Feb 1st 2013

    Very Good taste. My husband said that it was superb. I did put some onion into my meat mixture. This is going to be a regular in my kitchen. Thanks

  8. Dec 26th 2012

    I made this for Christmas it was a Big Hit Thank You!!! :-) the only things I did different were~~ I put finely grated onion, garlic, parmesan-romano cheese and a package of real bacon bits ...

  9. Dec 23rd 2012

    Delicious. My husband said they were the best he ever had. Which is good because I've never made sweet and sour meatballs! Only minor changes I made were to add chopped onions to the meat m ...