Sweet and Sour Meatballs

This recipe is taken from the 1995 Milk Calendar. This is the Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min - 15 min
  • Cooking: 1 h
Yields 4 - 6 servings
sweet and sour meatballs

Ingredients

  • Meatballs
  • 1 lb (450 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger grated or finely chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) ketchup
  • 1 cup (250 mL) ginger ale
  • of hot red chili flakes - optional
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Milk

Preparation

Meatballs:

Combine ground beef with garlic, egg, bread crumbs, milk, salt and pepper. Shape into 1-inch (2 1/2 cm) balls. Reserve.Sweet and Sour Sauce:Heat oil in large saucepan. Add garlic and ginger. Cook 1 to 2 min until fragrant but don't brown. Add ketchup, ginger ale, hot chili flakes, sugar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Add milk. Heat thoroughly. Sauce may look separated.

Bring sauce to a boil and add meatballs. Reduce heat. Cook gently, uncovered, for 1 hr until meatballs are tender and sauce is thick. Serve over rice.

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