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Sweet and Sour Sauce for Meatballs

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This recipe is for the sauce only but it is the perfect quick fix for those frozen meatballs taking up space in your freezer. These are a huge hit whenever I make them and I never have any leftovers!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 1-½ cup Ketchup
  • 1 cup Honey
  • ½ cups Soy Sauce

Preparation

Melt butter in a medium/large sized sauce pan over medium heat. Once butter is melted, toss in the diced cloves of garlic and let them cook for about 30 – 60 seconds.

Pour in ketchup, honey and soy sauce and stir together. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

Reduce heat and cover; let cook for roughly 5 minutes.

While the sauce is cooking, I make sure my meatballs (generally fully frozen) are ready to go in the crockpot. When the sauce is finished I pour it over the meatballs, put the lid on and cook on high for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally. I then turn my heat to low for 30 minutes and then to warm when I’m ready to serve.

However, if your meatballs are ready to go, throw them into the pot with the sauce and let them cook together for sereral minutes on medium low to low heat.

Garnish with some diced green onion and serve over rice.

Tip: The sauce is delicious when sopped up with bread!

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Mylittlenutmeg on 2.9.2011

I’m so glad you liked it! I found a great deal some boneless pork ribs and I plan on trying them with this sauce later this week!

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karamae31 on 2.9.2011

We had this last night, it was fantastic on the meatballs. Thanks for posting!

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Jayne | Tenacious Tinkering on 2.8.2011

Sounds good with fried chicken bites/fingers… even fish too. Thanks!

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karamae31 on 2.7.2011

I am trying this later in the week. I can’t wait!

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Trish Boese on 10.19.2012

I tried this sauce and liked it! It’s quite strong and flavorful, almost too intense for my hubby and kids. We ate it with meatballs, over rice. It gets 5 mitts for being so easy and quick to prepare, using pantry ingredients.

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karamae31 on 2.9.2011

We used the sauce on meatballs as suggested in the post and everyone loved them. I think the sauce would be good on chicken wings as well. I will certainly make this again.

I also shared it on my blog: http://shawnkaraandheidi.blogspot.com/2011/02/whats-for-dinner-sweet-and-sour.html

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