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Horseradish Meatballs Recipe

"These spicy meatballs with their thick savory sauce are a popular party food," notes Joyce Benninger of Owen Sound, Ontario. "I also like to serve them with rice and a salad for a hearty meal."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or turkey
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • 2. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add meatballs; stir gently to coat. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 meatballs, prepared with egg substitute, lean ground beef and ground turkey) equals 130 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 454 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 0.55 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.