Sweet, Hot, and Sour Meatballs

For a nonalcoholic appetizer, apple juice can stand in for the whiskey in these tasty sausage and beef meatballs.

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Makes:
24 servings
Serving Size:
2 meatballs
Yields:
48 meatballs
Prep:
20 mins
Bake:
30 mins 375°F
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Sweet, Hot, and Sour Meatballs

Ingredients
1/2
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1/2
cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1/4
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
1
pound bulk pork sausage
1
pound ground beef
3/4
cup apple jelly
1/3
cup spicy brown mustard
1/3
cup whiskey or apple juice
1 1/2
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
 
Few dashes bottled hot pepper sauce

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine egg product, bread crumbs, onion, milk, salt, and pepper. Add sausage and beef; mix well. Shape into 48 meatballs. Place meatballs in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until done (160 degree F). Remove from oven; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan stir together jelly, mustard, whiskey, Worcestershire sauce, and bottled hot pepper sauce. Heat and stir until jelly melts and mixture bubbles. Add meatballs, stirring gently to coat. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly and meatballs are coated. Makes 24 servings (48 meatballs).

From the Test Kitchen

To Tote:

Transfer meatballs and sauce to a serving dish; cover tightly. Transport in an insulated carrier.

Nutrition Facts

(Sweet, Hot, and Sour Meatballs)
    Per serving:
  • 154 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 23 mg chol.,
  • 232 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 4 g sugar,
  • 7 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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