Recipe Update: Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I already posted this recipe before Passover started but since I made it last night and had a chance to take a few photos while I made it, I wanted to re-post it along with the photos.  We also made a few changes last night compared to how the recipe was originally published and compared to how we made it last year, so I wanted to include those changes.

So here’s the recipe, originally from Susie Fishbein’s Passover by Design, but with our changes/additions:

Sweet & Sour Meatballs w/ Egg Noodles

  • 1 lb. of ground turkey & 1 lb. of ground chicken, mixed well in a bowl
  • 1/2 cup of matzo meal
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (16 oz.) can of whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 (26 oz.) jar of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 1 package of your favorite Kosher-for-Passover egg noodles

Prepare egg noodles according to the directions on the package.

Meanwhile, prepare the meatballs: place the ground turkey and ground chicken into a mixing bowl.  Add matzo meal, onion powder, and oregano.  Add the egg.  Toss the mixture with your hands until it is well combined.Empty the can of cranberry sauce and jar of marinara sauce into a medium pot.  Place over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often with a spoon.Roll meat into balls the size of large marbles, and carefully add them to the pot.  Set the heat as low as possible.  Cover the pot and cook for 40 minutes.  Serve sauce and meatballs with the egg noodles.

This year the changes we made were that we made the meatballs with turkey and chicken mixed together (which makes for many more meatballs but probably healthier meatballs than you would get making them out of ground beef).  Also, we added the egg noodles.  Both changes definitely made for a better dish–without the noodles there’s just too much sauce for the number of meatballs, so we ended up with leftover sauce and had nothing to do with it.  Adding the noodles makes for more of a spaghetti and meatballs kind of dish.  It was delicious and really didn’t taste like “Passover food” even though it was completely kosher-for-passover!

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