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Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs Recipe
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Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs Recipe

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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.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 64 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p209

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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


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eli05
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I used beef meatballs and this came out okay. It wasn't wonderful but it wasn't terrible"

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todgham
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"Very good"

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