The hearty taste of seasoned beef and the flavors of sweet and sour distinguish these meatballs. Make this for a special occasion as an appetizer or for every-day dinner.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 1/3 cup dried onion flakes
- 1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 tablespoons mustard powder
- 1 cup water, divided
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
To make meatballs: In a large bowl, combine beef, onion flakes, bread crumbs, salt, nutmeg, eggs and milk.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Shape mixture into 1 inch balls, and place into a 9x13 inch baking dish; bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Lower heat in oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
To make sauce: In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix vinegar, sugar, mustard and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. Mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup water; add to saucepan, and boil for 1 minute more.
Add sauce to cooked meatballs, and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, basting occasionally.