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Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs

 Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs
When Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida, declares, “The buffet is open,” guests make a beeline for the meatballs. “The combination of lean turkey, sausage, chili sauce and preserves is scrumptious!”
52 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup chili sauce, divided
  • 1 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, Worcestershire sauce and 2
  • tablespoons chili sauce. Stir in the bread crumbs, onion, oregano,
  • garlic powder, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey and sausage over
  • mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • In a large bowl, combine apricot preserves and remaining chili sauce.
  • Add meatballs and toss gently. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in.
  • baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or
  • until glazed, stirring every 3 minutes. Yield: about 4 dozen.

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Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 meatball equals 42 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 lean meat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.