sweet and sassy meatballs

★★★★★ 1
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By Sheri Mullins
from Midland, TX

I found this recipe on Taste of Home and tweaked it a bit to fit the tastes of my famiy. My co-workers loved them as well.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4 dozen
prep time 35 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For sweet and sassy meatballs

  • 2
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    a-1 steak sauce,regular
  • 1 c
    plus 2 tablespoons, chili sauce, divided
  • 3/4 c
    soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    dry oatmeal (quick cooking kind)
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 c
    shredded monterey-jack cheese
  • 1 lb
    lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1 lb
    italian turkey sausage links, casings removed (if using the beef above, omit this and add 1 pound of ground beef)
  • 1/2 c
    reduced-sugar apricot preserves

How To Make sweet and sassy meatballs

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine the eggs, Worcestershire sauce, A-1 Steak sauce and 2 tablespoons chili sauce.
  • 2
    Stir in the bread crumbs, oatmeal, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Add cheese and crumble turkey and sausage (or beef) over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls
  • 4
    Place on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • 5
    In a large bowl, combine apricot preserves and the 1 cup of remaining chili sauce. Add meatballs and toss gently.
  • 6
    Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until glazed, stirring every 3 minutes.

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