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Sweet 'n Sassy Meatballs-Gundersen Lutheran 500 Club

Analysis per meatball: 42 calories, 2g fat, 3g protein, 3g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 179mg sodium
Sweet ‘n' Sassy Meatballs
Makes 52 meatballs
Getting started Equipment you will need: large bowl (2), spoon (2), shallow baking pan, 10x15-inch baking pan Preheat oven to 375

Do right away when you get home: Action steps 1 & 2
2 eggs

2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp. chili sauce

1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

2 Tbsp. dried minced onion

1 tsp. dried oregano

3/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 lb. Italian turkey sausage links
1 lb. lean ground turkey

1/2 cup reduced-sugar apricot preserves
1 cup chili sauce
Cooking spray


1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Remove casing from sausage links. Crumble sausage and turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls with your hands. Cooking spray

3. Coat baking pan with spray. Place meatballs in a shallow pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
4. Combine preserves and sauce in a large bowl. Add cooked meatballs and toss gently. Coat 10x15-inch pan with spray and place meatballs on pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes until glazed, stirring every 3 minutes.

Suggested Side Items: Goat Cheese Crostini (December 8th, 2012 recipe), fresh fruit and veggie platter

Tips: Save time by doing the preparation work ahead of time. Follow steps 1 through 3 and freeze meatballs. Thaw, then complete step 4. These meatballs are a simple and tasty appetizer for small or large parties! Keep meatballs warm by placing in a crockpot on low heat. Shopping list: Chili sauce Lean ground turkey (1 lb.) Reduced-sugar apricot preserves Whole wheat bread crumbs Italian turkey sausage links (1 lb.)

Nutrition Analysis per meatball: 42 calories, 2g fat, 3g protein, 3g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 179mg sodium

Check for: Eggs Dried minced onion Garlic powder Black pepper Worcestershire sauce Dried oregano Salt Cooking spray

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