Sweet and Sour Meatballs (Beef or venison)

Meatballs with sweet and sour sauce is an easy 30-minute meal that can be made with beef, pork, or venison.  The sauce is tangy and full of flavor. Make them for an appetizer or a main dish meal that everyone will love!

– 1½ pounds ground venison – 3 tbsp Panko breadcrumbs – 1 egg – ¼ cup onion finely chopped – 1 tsp salt – ¼ tsp black pepper – ½ tsp garlic powder – 2 tbsp olive oil

Ingredients For Meatballs

– 1½ cups brown sugar – 1½ cups water – ½ cup white vinegar – 1½ tbsp soy sauce – 2½ tbsp cornstarch – 1 cup grated carrot optional – sesame seeds for garnish optional

Ingredients For Sweet and Sour Sauce

Combine ground venison, panko, onion, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix together well. Shape meatballs into 1.5" balls. You will get approximately 20 meatballs this size.


Add olive oil to a large skillet or frying pan and preheat over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides.

In a medium saucepan, add brown sugar, water, and vinegar. Mix to combine. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and cornstarch and add to the saucepan. – Heat over medium heat until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens.

Add sauce to meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on until meatballs are cooked through.