Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Water Chestnut Meatballs


Water Chestnut Meatballs

2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound pork sausage
8 oz. can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup milk
16 oz can sweet and sour sauce (about 2 cups)


Combine everything but the sweet and sour sauce and mix well. Form into 1" balls, place in greased baking dish and bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes. Gently stir in the sweet and sour sauce and bake for an additional 15 minutes.


I couldn't find a 16 oz. can, so I bought two 12 oz. bottles instead. We used all of one and part of the other. Interestingly, although both labeled "sweet and sour sauce," one was more orange (a duck sauce type) and the other more red (tomato based). I actually really liked the combination. You could also make your own sweet and sour sauce. Here's one recipe I found from a quick Google search - The Best Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs. You'll have to decide yourself if it's really the best!

This is meant to be served as an appetizer, but I think it would taste just as good over rice. In fact, I decided to serve it with fried rice, and while both tasted fine by themselves, they were just as good mixed together.

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