Willing Workers Sweet n’ Sour Meatballs

imageWhen I was growing up there was a women’s group called the Willing Workers.  They catered events to help raise money for various projects.  These meatballs were often served at their dinners.


4 lbs ground beef
2-3 cups fine bread crumbs
4 eggs
3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon mustard
Mix above ingredients together and form into 1″ meatballs.  Bake in 375 * oven until done about 15 minutes.

Sweet n’ Sour Sauce

This sauce is more like a barbeque sauce  I think.

2 cups water
1 cup vinegar
2 cups brown sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups ketchup
4 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
Mix in large sauce pan.  On medium heat bring to a boil, stirring for 1-2 minutes until thickened.  Pour over meatballs.  Simmer for 30 minutes – covered. Serve.

  • For family dinners I make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them.  On the day of the dinner I place the frozen meatballs in the slow cooker and make the sauce.  I then pour the sauce over the meatballs and slow cook for a few hours until it is hot a bubbly.




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