Spring is almost here so that also means that both Easter and Passover is almost here. In the spring there is a chance for growth and a new beginning. Green seems to be one of the colors associated with spring and many other colors such as yellow, pink, and blue join green when celebrating the colors of spring. In addition, to the bright colors of spring there are also holidays that take place in the spring that represent new beginnings.
Easter and Passover are holidays that take place in the spring. Passover is the spring holidays that focuses on freedom from the grips of slavery. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that when people are set free from a lifetime of slavery that they would want to celebrate their freedom. A celebration often involves eating and drinking and the spring holiday of Passover is a holiday that involves eating and drinking.
In fact, there are many foods associated with Passover such as eggs, apples, nuts, Matzo, and parsley. In addition, there are many recipes that are made in a celebration of Passover. Here is the delicious Passover recipe for sweet and sour meatballs.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- 32 ounce can tomato sauce
- 8 ounce can water
- One capful sour salt (Check out our recommended salt and pepper grinder sets!)
- 24 packets of Sweet and Low
Stir all ingredients as heating Heat to a boil, shut off, and remove from the burner so that the meatballs can be added to the sauce.
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 8 tablespoons grated onion (Here are some great onion choppers for you!)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup matzo meal
Mix together all ingredients with the best hand mixer. Drop walnut sized meatballs into sauce pot. Bring back to a boil while stirring. Then turn the burner to low. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 hours.
Sweet and sour meatballs are a great recipe for the spring holiday of Passover because it uses an essential ingredient that is used in much Passover cooking and baking, matzo meal. In addition, this recipe is perfect for Passover because it has both sweet and sour elements also this recipe represents the spring holiday of Passover well. This is because the sweet part of the meatballs represents freedom and the sour part of the meatballs reminds us of the bitterness of slavery. Sweet and sour meatballs can be eaten as a main course or as an appetizer at a Passover Seder; happy Passover.
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