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 bulk pork sausage
- 1 pound Johnsonville® Hot Ground 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.