Molasses-Lime Meatballs


The molasses-lime sauce will keep guests from guessing that there are good-for-you oats in these party meatballs.

Molasses-Lime Meatballs recipe with stickers on white pan
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ½ pound extra-lean ground beef

  • 8 ounce uncooked hot Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed

  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup finely chopped green onions (8)

  • 4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 6 tablespoon molasses

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Coat a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl combine ground beef, sausage, oats, egg product, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, and crushed red pepper. Shape mixture into 72 approximately 2-inch meatballs.

  2. Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook meatballs, one-fourth at at time, over medium heat until brown, turning once. Transfer to prepared cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  4. In a small bowl whisk together molasses, soy sauce, and lime juice. Pour over meatballs. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm or low-heat setting for up to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

140 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 6.5mg 33%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 360mg 8%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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