It’s been too long since my last post! The week leading up to Halloween had been crazy, so I spent this past week getting back to basics! And for me, that means cleaning, getting organized, stocking the pantry, and cooking.
I love to cook, bake and create all kinds of food. For me, the ritual of cooking for my family is a big way that I show my love for them. While I do have a fairly eager audience, I do occasionally get comments like: “Mom, why do I shiver when I taste something gross?” Nice. And my personal favourite, is “Mom, why did you make this for dinner?” Oh well, I hope they look back on their childhood with memories of a yummy smelling house!
But this week I hit 2 dinner home runs: I made homemade Gnocchi one night, and meatballs tonight. Devoured in silence.
But for now, I wanted to share this yum-yummy meatball recipe! Meatballs in our house are always a favourite. Especially sweet and sour meatballs. Up until today though, I didn’t have the perfect sauce. My very best friend Paula shared this sweet and sour sauce recipe with me, and now I am sharing it with you! The sauce is soooo easy, and soooo yummy! (Although, I did make a minor adjustment and snuck in some pureed yam for added nutrition – I just can’t help it! And no one even noticed it!)
Remind me I need to take a new picture! Ack!
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, minced
1/3 cup oats
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp brown sugar
salt & pepper
Combine and shape into meatballs.
Bake unsauced meatballs in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
Tip! If you are using frozen meatballs, heat in oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.
The Sweet & Sour Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup pureed yam
3 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp soya sauce 2 tbsp ketchup
Combine all ingredients, and bring to a boil.
Stir, and cook until the sauce thickens.
Pour the sauce over your cooked meatballs, and heat in a 300 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes. Serves 4 easily.
Hi I'm Jo-Anna Rooney, the creator, director, baker, maker and home decorator here at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs! I'm sharing a simple home life through fresh and easy recipes and uncomplicated home tips and home decor.