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Applesauce Meatballs

 Applesauce Meatballs
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
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (6 each) equals 291 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 1,194 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.