Sweet and Sour Meatballs
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 25 pcs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1-ounce package dry onion soup mix
  • 1 12-ounce bottle home-style chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, celery, parsley, egg and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons soup mix; blend well.
  2. Using moistened hands, form mixture into 1-inch-diameter balls and place on sheet of foil.
  3. Combine chili sauce, 3/4 cup water, raisins, vinegar, sugar and remaining soup mix in heavy large pot.
  4. Bring to simmer over medium-low heat.
  5. Drop meatballs into sauce.
  6. Cover pot and simmer until meatballs are cooked through and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Serve these over rice as a main course, or offer as an hors d'oeuvre.