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Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs Recipe

Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs Recipe

You'll usually find a batch of these meatballs in my freezeer. The slightly sweet sauce nicely complements the spicy pork sausage. —Genie Brown, Roanoke, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 2 pounds bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine sausage and egg. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3. Transfer meatballs to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the sauce and stir gently to coat. Cover and keep warm on low until serving. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball equals 64 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer