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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Tender meatballs, juicy chicken wings, and the classic sweet and sour sauce make this sweet and sour meatballs recipe totally irresistible.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs- Tender meatballs, juicy chicken wings, and the classic sweet and sour sauce make this sweet and sour meatballs recipe totally irresistible. passthechallah.com

Today is a great day.  Because today I’m sharing a recipe that is super near and dear to my heart.  It’s my grandma’s sweet and sour meatballs recipe.  Every Jewish household has a version of sweet and sour meatballs– it’s the epitome of a Jewish classic.

While the sweet and sour sauce ingredients can vary family to family, they all have the same flavor profile– a tomato-based sauce that’s slightly sweet and slightly tangy.  Our recipe accomplishes this using the perfect balance of tomato sauce, onion, garlic, sugar, and lemon juice.  And this heaven of a sauce doesn’t just show up on meatballs.  It’s also used when making stuffed cabbage (check out my easier unstuffed cabbage version) and brisket.  Any other recipes I’m forgetting, fellow Jewish readers?  Needless to say, sweet and sour sauce is required in every family’s recipe box.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs- Tender meatballs, juicy chicken wings, and the classic sweet and sour sauce make this sweet and sour meatballs recipe totally irresistible. passthechallah.com

I feel so lucky to have shared my family’s recipe on The Nosher this week!  Such an honor!  Our sweet and sour meatballs include moist, cloud-tender meatballs and chicken wings.  That’s right, we throw chicken wings in with the meatballs!  They get so irresistibly juicy.  You just have to try it.  And we always serve those perfect meatballs and chicken wings over a big bowl of wide egg noodles, with a ladle of extra sauce.  Get the full recipe on The Nosher (plus the story of how we finally got this recipe written down, instead of trapped in my grandma’s head).  Enjoy!

How does this compare to your family’s sweet and sour meatballs recipe?  I’m dying to know!

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  • Tanya White May 23, 2016, 5:13 pm

    These look so good. A change from your traditional meatball and red sauce.

    • Samantha May 24, 2016, 9:03 pm

      Hi Tanya! Yes, they are! Definitely one of my favorite family recipes :)

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