Sweet and Sassy Meatballs

Sheri Mullins


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 vote
4 dozen
35 Min
20 Min


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
1/2 tsp
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


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

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey, Meat Appetizers
Other Tag: Healthy