Sweet and Sour Meatballs

By EatingInAndOut
February 26, 2013
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Author Notes: Usually, for the Jewish holidays my mother makes sweet and sour meatballs-Her recipe is adapted from Second Helpings cook book- this year I made the meatballs using Second Helpings cookbook but I tweaked the ingredients a little bit from the original recipe for a little bit of a change. I prefer my version! It's got a little more of a kick to it.

Serves: 12

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups gingerale
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 20 oz can tomatoes
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • Bay leaf
  • pinches pepper
  1. STEP 1. Combine the ground meat, salt, pepper, garlic, egg, hot sauce and breadcrumbs in a bowl and roll into 1-inch balls. Place meatballs on a baking sheet at 350 degrees and bake until browned on both sides. STEP 2. Combine the ginger ale and ketchup in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add tomato sauce and paste and red wine. Gently remove meatballs from the oven- don

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