Sweet ‘n’ Sour Meatballs

I’m a meatball-making madwoman. Who loves alliterations. Seriously. In the past 25 years I’ve never made meatballs…or really, even eaten meatballs. I don’t even know what spawned this event. The only thing that comes to mind is eating appetizer meatballs at the Anesthesiology formal last month.

But in the last week and a half, I’ve made meatballs three times.

Last week:


  • Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs…. which… what the… apparently I didn’t blog about these!?!?! I am searching for a link to the post now, and can’t find it. I didn’t blog it? I could have sworn. Is the post here; am I losing my mind? Oopsy…

Uh…. That’s awkward. Well, while we’re here, let’s just do an impromptu mini-post, mid-post. Are you okay with that? Let’s do it.

Okay, so last week I made Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs using a recipe from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine (I have a free subscription that I earned through points in a recycling program in Ann Arbor, called Recyclebank.)

So far, in life, the recipes I have tried from this magazine have been amazing life-changing. The other two recipes I have tried from this magazine probably rank in my top five favorite recipes from last year, and the are Roasted Veggie Tacos and Corn, Black Bean, & Avocado Salad.

But okay, okay. Back to the (sub-)topic at hand.

This is what the Honey-Chipotle Meatballs looked like.


First, I seared the meatballs, and then finished baking them in the oven, after pouring a mixture of honey, minced chipotle in adobo, and cider vinegar atop the ‘balls.


These Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs were actually pretty great! Of the three meatballs recipes I have made, in life, so far, these were my favorite! You can find Martha’s recipe HERE. I have no idea why the picture featured with the recipe at that link is a Black and Tan. Maybe it’s because the internet is just on the fritz today with SOPA and PIPA, …or whatnot.

I served these Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs with my favorite salad of all-time, with romaine, pears, avocado, and gorgonzola, with a homemade dressing. Love these meatballs. My rating: 8.6/10.


Okay. Back to the topic-at-hand. What I came to blog about tonight. My third meatball recipe.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs!

Recipe from Taste of Home.

These meatballs consist of ground sirloin, seasoned bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and ground ginger. After searing, the sweet and sour sauce mixture was added, as seen below.


Next comes the veggie and fruit goodness: carrots, green bell pepper, and pineapple.


After the veggies simmer and tenderize a bit, stir in a cornstarch slurry, and let that delicious sweet and sour sauce thicken. Oh baby!


Comes together quite quickly, and is best served over rice.


Mmm mmm! Loved this tasty dish. The sauce was wonderful.


Sweet ‘n’ Sour Meatballs recipe is from Taste of Home and I would rate this dish an 8.2/10. This meal made me discover two things:

  • Re-confirmed that I’m not a big fan of Whole Foods’ brand seasoned bread crumbs.
  • Turkey meatballs > Beef meatballs!

NoteCurrently listening to: Time – Pink Floyd.

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