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Holiday Appetizer Meatballs Recipe
Holiday Appetizer Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Holiday Appetizer Meatballs Recipe

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Reports Yellow Springs, Ohio field editor Pat Waymire, "These tasty meatballs are a perennial favorite at our Christmas parties."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown meatballs; drain. Place in a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Combine the sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Appetizer Meatballs in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Holiday Appetizer Meatballs

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"I added oatmeal too, and garlic p.,onion p., more w.sauce, a good 2 tsp. and a squeeze of mustard. Also 2 tsp. cocktail sauce to the meat mix. I'm not wild about B sauce, so I made, 2TBL.Ketsup, 1TBL. Maple syrup, 2tsp. cocktail sauce garlic and onion powder and pepper!!"

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Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"These are very good. I replaced the sugar with brown sugar. Made the flavor very rich."

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"Yum! These were so good. To make them lower carb, I used Splenda instead of sugar and it was really good. I put them into a slow cooker and it make them so good."

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Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"I've made this recipe several times since I found in last fall, and we just love it. Yesterday, since I was only making a half batch, I just added the sauce to the skillet, covered it and cooked on low until the meatballs were done."

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I took these to a Christmas Eve Party, everyone loved the meatballs, they were so tasty."

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