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


  • 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

6 each: 291 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 1194mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein .


  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

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CrashDogsMom 155787
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."

donutk 207424
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)."

faymarie 155786
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

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

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