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Saucy Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

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When I serve these saucy meatballs at our Christmas Eve celebration, I have to make four batches...and they always disappear!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons crushed saltines
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

Nutritional Facts

3 meatballs equals 165 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the chili sauce, sweet-and-sour sauce, pineapple and brown sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the egg, cracker crumbs, allspice and nutmeg. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  3. Broil meatballs 4-5 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, drain. Add green pepper and meatballs to sauce. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: About 3 dozen.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p32

Nutritional Facts

3 meatballs equals 165 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

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