Publix Super Meals – Sweet & Sour Meatballs

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sweet-sour-meatballs-2As you guys might have read in my other posts we are living in between states right now. Since our house is not ready, I am stuck with a less than ideal kitchen at the moment. I only have a small 2 burner cooktop and a convection microwave. Rather than spend a bunch of money eating out every night I am making this tiny kitchen work!

I can still whip up some fantastic meals including the the one I am sharing with you guys today - Sweet & Sour Meatballs.

This recipe is very easy to put together and is packed with flavor. I can whip up a batch of homemade meatballs in about 5 minute or so...but you guys can also use the Armour Meatballs that are BOGO this week at Publix and skip one step. Since this recipe calls for very few ingredients this is a very budget friendly option.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
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Serves: 4 - 6
Meatball Recipe
  • 1.25 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup of Milk
  • ¾ Cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Combine all ingredients by hand – mixing well.
  2. Form into 1 inch balls.
  3. Place on shallow baking pan.
  4. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes – turning once about half way through the cook time.
  5. Remove to paper lined plate to drain.
Sweet & Sour Sauce
  1. Place vinegar, pineapple juice, sugars, ketchup and soy sauce into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Mix corn starch and water and pour into boiling mixture.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes until thickened.
  4. Serve sauce over meatballs.

You can grab some of the Armour Meatballs to save some time or just use ingredients from your pantry. This is one of my favorite "cooking from the pantry" meals. Super simple and oh so good!

Armour Meatballs, 14 oz, BOGO $4.99

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  1. Lori says

    I made this tonight. I used ground chicken instead of beef. My husband really liked it. I thought the meatballs tasted a little funny – I think I don’t like the Italian seasoning. My 7 year old wouldn’t touch it! Sauce was yummy…definitely more sweet than sour. Will make again without the seasoning. Oh and I didn’t add the salt.

  2. Lois says

    this was delicious! I made a vegetarian friendly meatball with the Morningstar crumbles and they were FREAKING FABULOUS! I followed everything else the same and just used grated parmesan/romano cheese. I loved that sauce and was licking my plate when i was done :-) Good recipe Michelle!

  3. Lori says

    Made this again. Still used chicken. Didn’t put in the Italian seasoning but added pineapple and spinach to the meatballs. Didn’t add the salt. AWESOME!!!

    • says

      You know Lori, I pulled the italian seasoning (that was my basic meatball recipe) I typically add grated ginger instead of the seasoning when I do these. Now, I have used my frozen meatballs that do have the italian seasoning and it works fine…but I do prefer them with the ginger with this recipe. I think it’s a better compliment to the sauce.

      Glad you guys like this one. It’s one of my go to meals since it is so easy to whip up!

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