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


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.

About this Recipe

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