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Sweet 'n' Sour Appetizer Meatballs

 Sweet 'n' Sour Appetizer Meatballs
Since a friend shared this recipe with me several years ago, I've fixed it many times. The tangy meatballs also make a great main dish served with potatoes.
16 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 2 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) apricot nectar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats and soup mix. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place 1 in. apart on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at
  • 400° for 18-20 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain on paper
  • towels.
  • In a large skillet, combine the apricot nectar, brown sugar, ketchup,
  • vinegar, mustard and horseradish. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add meatballs; simmer 15 minutes

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Sweet 'n' Sour Appetizer Meatballs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • longer or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4
  • dozen.