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Meatballs in Sweet Clove Sauce Recipe

The kitchen is the domain of my wife, Ruth, but she doesn't mind if I want to step in once in a while and prepare these savory meatballs.—Bill Cowan, Hanover, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 slices dry bread, diced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. In a bowl, soak bread in lemon juice for 2 minutes. Add egg, onion and salt; stir in beef. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls; place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes; drain. Combine sauce ingredients; pour over the meatballs. Bake 30 minutes longer or until hot and bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.