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Autumn Meatballs

 Autumn Meatballs
I clipped this recipe out of the paper quite a few years ago, and it instantly became a family favorite. Tender pieces of tasty apple appear in every bite. - Helen Wiebe, Altona, Manitoba
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded peeled tart apple
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1-3/4 cups tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over
  • mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a greased
  • 2-qt. baking dish. Combine the tomato juice, ketchup, celery and
  • Worcestershire sauce; pour over meatballs. Cover and bake at
  • 350° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 20
  • meatballs.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (5 each) equals 427 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 183 mg cholesterol, 1,884 mg sodium,

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Autumn Meatballs (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.