Sweet & Sour Meatballs

This is one of my kids' favourite meals.

Meatballs (I got this recipe from my aunt Mary)

2 lbs. hamburger
1 1/2 c. sprouted-grain or whole-grain bread crumbs (can be made by blending up approx. 3 pieces sprouted-grain bread)
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. onion, chopped
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Combine and shape into balls. (A large scoop from Pampered Chef works well for this.) Brown in 375° F oven for 10-15 minutes while you make the sauce.

Sweet & Sour Sauce (© Talena Winters)

Whisk together in medium saucepan:

1 c. maple syrup
2 tbsp. unbleached flour, or 1 tbsp. arrowroot powder

Add:

1/2 c. apple cider vinegar (raw is best)
1/2 c. filtered water
2 tbsp. naturally-brewed soy sauce
1 tbsp. tomato paste

Whisk over medium-high heat until boiling; let boil for approx. 1 minute. Pour over meat. Cover. Let bake for another 20 minutes or so until hot & bubbly. Serve over Basic Brown Rice.

This sauce works for about 2 lbs. of meat. Can also be used for sausages.