Aunt Julie's Meatballs
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Cher November 24, 2018
I really liked the results from the technique of baking the meatballs and sauce together. I used half the sugar and vinegar that was called for and it was still a little to sweet for me. I also found that there wasn't quite enough sauce to use this for spaghetti. Next time i'll double the sauce recipe if I 'm using the meatballs for spaghetti.
drbabs November 24, 2018
Hi Cher. I’m so glad you commented. You’re right— there isn’t enough sauce for spaghetti. We usually use these on their own as a snack or appetizer for a large crowd at a party. I’m glad you enjoyed hem and we’re able to make it work for you.
juliunruly February 18, 2013
I thought the sauce for these was way, way too sweet. Nearly cloying. Next time I'd skip the sugar entirely. I also felt it was lacking some depth and savory (maybe because it was so sweet). I was wishing I'd added red pepper flakes, and some kind of herb to the sauce as well.
drbabs February 18, 2013
Oh, I'm really sorry it didn't work for you; it's meant to be kind of sweet and sour.
juliunruly March 10, 2013
That's ok! My boyfriend and his daughter really liked it, so I'm probably just being a pill. I'm going to try again with some modifications.
mosteff December 13, 2010
Made these yesterday for a party. Big, big hit. I thought they were delicious. I went for the grass-fed beef and I felt the texture was very different, in a good way. The meatballs were incredibly moist and tasty. Recipe is a keeper for any party.
Lizthechef August 8, 2010
Great minds think alike, like your Aunt Julie and my grandmother ;)
healthierkitchen August 8, 2010
Yum! My Mom did one like this with just sugar and lemon juice.
healthierkitchen August 21, 2010
She sometimes did it with just meatballs and called it sweet and sour meatballs. But she used the same sauce for a dish I havent' seen outside my extended family that they called "chicken fricasee" although it bears absolutely no resemblance to the French dish. This uses all the poor man's parts: gizzards, necks, wings and the sweet and sour sauce. My kids hate the gizzards and necks so id I ever do make it, I stick to the meatballs.
drbabs August 8, 2010
I can't edit this for some reason, but use a melon baller to shape the meatballs and serve with toothpicks. (I keep mine warm in a crockpot because I don't have a chafing dish.) Meatballs are comfort food and these really bring me back to my childhood.
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