Tuesday, June 16, 2009

sweet and sour meatballs with sticky rice

This recipe actually belongs to my friend, Brittney. She made it for us all the time, and we devoured it without fail. It's really easy and really good! I altered it a little bit {ie. bought pre-made meatballs {sue me} and upped the amounts of onion and garlic}, but pretty much it's the same. Don't worry if you think the sauce will in no way coat the meatballs. It will; I promise. It goes a ton further than you'd think. This meal is really yum. Try it out, and let me know what you think.

RECIPE: Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice

white rice
40ish frozen meatballs
2/3 c. ketchup
1/2 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. chopped onion
3/4 tsp. garlic powder

Cook rice according to package directions or your preferred method {we use our rice cooker, throw in some rice, cover it with water, drain, cover it with water, drain, then cover it with water as deep as your first finger joint-- i.e. 1cm-1/2in... it makes it sticky and wonderful}. Also cook meatballs according to package directions.

While the rice and meatballs are cooking, combine all other ingredients in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and keep it comin' for about a minute. You want the sugar to dissolve and the onions to soften- seeping out their yummo flavor. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes.

Once the meatballs are done, toss them with the sauce in a medium-sized bowl. The sauce should coat the meatballs. Serve this combination over rice. Enjoy!


  1. i do love me a good meatball.

    but what i'm after is a recipe for potato burritos? eh?

  2. Glad you've had so much success with your two year old and eating! That is great! My boy ate so well but has really slowed down. I just don't force it anymore and if he's hungry, he'll eat and if not, well that's that. Their habits change so much when they're little.

    Yeah, I'm super into roasting veg and have done both cauliflower and broccoli or both that way and they are super delicious and retain their nutrients since you aren't draining off any water.

    Thanks for your comments, as always!

    These meatballs look super easy and delicious. I'm pretty sure I've tried something similar. There are so many variations out there - I think the one I tried had grape or apricot jelly or something... I love those Costco meatballs!

  3. Love this recipe- I think i have over made it!