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Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs

 Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs
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
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 2 pounds Johnsonville® Hot Ground 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


  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until sugar is
  • dissolved.
  • 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: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer