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Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Total Calories per Serving:   236  
Fat Calories per Serving:   62
Percent Fat Calories per Serving:   26.27%

Portion -  5 meatballs
Recipe serves five


12 oz lean (90% lean or more) ground beef

4 thin slices of yellow or red onions, finely chopped

1 thin slice of green pepper, finely chopped (optional)

2 1/2 slices of toasted, light whole wheat bread (40 calories per slice), crumbled into bread crumbs

1 large egg

1 tsp of dried parseley

2 tsps of garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste (Salt is optional. Add in sodium mg to total)

7 oz jar of Sweet and Sour Cooking Sauce (Asian brand)


In a medium bowl mix ground beef, bread crumbs, parseley, garlic powder salt and pepper, egg, optional green peppers and finely chopped onions. Mix well and form small bite-size meatballs (should yield about 25 meatballs).

Preheat a medium nonstick skillet (8 to 10 inches) over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and add the meatballs. Slowly brown meatballs on all sides, turning frequently.

Once the meatballs are completely browned, add sweet and sour sauce. Cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes, turning meatballs frequently.

Nutrition Data
Serving Size 5 meatballs 
Total Calories 236 
    Calories from Fat 62 
% Daily Value
Total Fat Grams 7  10.77% 
    Saturated Fat Grams 0  
    Trans Fat Grams 0  
    Polyunsaturated Fat Grams 0  
    Monounsaturated Fat Grams 0  
Cholesterol MG 125  
Sodium MG 642.5  
Total Carbs 15  5.00% 
    Fiber Grams 1.25  
    Sugar Grams 10  
    Protein Grams 27.25  


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