Meatballs in Plum Sauce Recipe
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Meatballs in Plum Sauce Recipe

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A tasty sauce made of plum jam and chili sauce coats these moist meatballs beautifully. Make sure these delightful appetizers are on your holiday menus.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
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  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plum jam
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (6 each) equals 220 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, pour milk over bread crumbs; let stand for 10 minutes. Add the egg, Worcestershire sauce, onion, salt, pepper and cloves. Crumble beef, pork and veal over mixture and mix well (mixture will be soft). Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil in batches. Drain on paper towels. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve bouillon in water. Stir flour into pan drippings until blended; add the bouillon mixture, jam and chili sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over meatballs.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Meatballs in Plum Sauce in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (6 each) equals 220 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a medium red wine.

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

Delicious!!! The only thing on the buffet table that was completely gone! The second time I made them, I added just a bit of flour to stiffen up the meat balls a bit so the didn't fall apart stiring in sauce. Got raves both time I made them!

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

Perfect for a party! These meatballs were the first things to disappear! Our guests were asking if we had any more hidden in the fridge!

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