Applesauce Meatballs Recipe
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Applesauce Meatballs Recipe

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These savory, from-scratch meatballs are always well-received. Folks really like the tangy sauce that uses hot pepper sauce to give the meatballs a little kick. —Betsy Smith, San Diego, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 3 to 5 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 to 5 drops hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (6 each) equals 291 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,194 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. In a large skillet, gently brown meatballs over medium heat; drain. Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish.
  2. Combine sauce ingredients; pour over meatballs. Cover and bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Applesauce Meatballs in Reminisce January/February 2006, p 48

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (6 each) equals 291 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,194 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

These were yummy and easy to make. 1 child complained about them being too "soft", so they may not be for everybody. The sauce was also good.

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

This was a delicious recipe. Everyone went crazy for them. My sister substituted crushed pineapple but it wasn't as good as the applesauce (not as soft).

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

i had a similar recipe years ago,and lost it. my family loved it.

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