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Sweet-Hot Sausage Meatballs

 Sweet-Hot Sausage Meatballs
Meet the Cook: These good-tasting sausage meatballs seem to disappear before anything else on the table or buffet. They have a delightful tang with a bit of crunch from the water chestnuts. I've used the recipe when entertaining for over 20 years because it's so easy to do and comes out perfect every time. -Claire Stryker, Delta, Utah
12-14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce


  • In a blender, process water chestnuts until minced. Transfer to a
  • large bowl; add sausage and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking dish. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer
  • reads 160°.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cornstarch, syrup,
  • vinegar and soy sauce; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and
  • stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Drain meatballs;
  • add to sauce and heat through. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 212 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 533 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.