MomMom's Sweet & Sour Meatballs

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Linda Kauppinen
from Greenwood, FL

This is a recipe from my cousin's hubby's grandmother. She would always make this for the holiday season. Very unusual, but very good!

method Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 lg
    onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
    plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c
    water (optional)
  • sauce arturo (see directions)
  • 1 can
    cranberries, whole, 16 oz.
  • 1/2 c
    fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    tomato paste
  • 1/2 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 c
    cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 pinch
  • 2 pinch
  • 2 pinch
    onion powder
  • 2 pinch

How To Make

  • 1
    Meatballs: Mix ground chuck, onion, salt, pepper and breadcrumbs. Form meat mixture into small meatballs about the size of a melon ball or small walnut.
  • 2
    Put cranberries into the pot that you will be using to cook the entire mixture and simmer on low until it's "melted".
  • 3
    Sauce Arturo: Mix mushrooms, water, tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, garlic, pepper, giner, nutmeg, onion powder and paprika in a saute' pan and cook on low until it begins to bubble. Add this mixture to the cranberries in the pot.
  • 4
    Add raw meatballs to the sauce mixture in the pot. Add waterif the sauce is too thick. Cover the pot with lid and cook "until they smell really good" and the meatballs are done.