Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Margie Published November 16, 2020

How To Make Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and sour are a perfect flavor combination. This sweet and sour meatballs recipe uses grape jelly and chilli sauce to create well-balanced flavors.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours 10 minutes
Total: 3 hours 20 minutes


  • 2lbsground beef(90% lean)
  • 2eggs
  • ½cupbreadcrumbs
  • ¼cuponionfinely diced
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • 12ozchili sauce
  • cupsgrape jelly
  • 2tbspsparsley
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.

  2. Place the ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.

  3. Shape the meat mixture into 1 inch meatballs and place the meatballs on the prepared pan.

  4. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

  5. While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the sauce.

  6. Melt the grape jelly by microwaving it for 30 second increments or melting it in a saucepan over medium heat.

  7. After the jelly has melted, whisk in the chili sauce.

  8. Coat a slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the meatballs, then pour the sauce over the top. Toss to coat.

  9. Cook for 3 hours on low. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.


  • Calories: 570.43kcal
  • Fat: 26.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.21g
  • Trans Fat: 1.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.13g
  • Fiber: 3.65g
  • Sugar: 34.27g
  • Protein: 23.15g
  • Cholesterol: 120.50mg
  • Sodium: 730.51mg
  • Calcium: 62.71mg
  • Potassium: 555.06mg
  • Iron: 3.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 40.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.72mg
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