Easy recipes for sweet-and-sour meatballs include a recipe at BettyCrocker.com that uses prepared sweet-and-sour sauce and a Smucker's recipe that incorporates grape jelly. Betty Crocker also features a homemade sweet-and-sour sauce that combines brown sugar, crushed pineapple, green bell pepper, white vinegar and soy sauce with cornstarch.
Make quick sweet-and-sour meatballs by combining 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Add in 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1 egg, mixing thoroughly. Form 30 1-inch meatballs, place them into an ungreased 13-by-9-inch pan, and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the cooked meatballs and 1 jar sweet-and-sour sauce in a 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for five minutes.
Glazed meatballs are made by combining 1 pound ground beef with 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup minced onion and 1/4 cup milk. Mix in 2 large beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Shape mixture into 36 1-inch meatballs and brown for 10 to 15 minutes in 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Add 1 jar grape jelly and 1 bottle chili sauce to a large skillet along with meatballs. Cover meatballs with sauce, and cook for three minutes, stirring occasionally.