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Barbecue Sauce Meatballs

These tender ground beef meatballs have just the right amount of zip, thanks to the tangy sauce.—Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal, crushed, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, 3/4 cup cereal, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • For sauce, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add 2 tablespoons sauce to meat mixture; mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
  • Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan. Brush with remaining sauce; sprinkle with remaining cereal. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 74 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 meat, 1/2 fat.

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