Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs

My mom's Aunt Betty used to make sweet 'n' sour meatballs all the time for me when she was alive. This isn't her recipe, but it sure tastes like it! This recipe is perfect for a party, and it's light on the points (each serving is 4 points, which equals about 3 or 4 meatballs).

Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs
Serves 12

1 1/2 pound extra lean (93%) ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg
2 Tbsp soy sauce, divided
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 jar (12 oz) chili sauce
1 jar (12 oz) grape jelly

Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine the beef, bread crumbs, egg, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and dry mustard. Using a small scoop, shape the beef mixture into 1-inch balls.

Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the meatballs until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Combine the remaining soy sauce, the chili sauce and jelly in a 2-quart baking dish. Add the meatballs and gently mix to coat with the sauce. Cover and bake until heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve hot with fun, frilly toothpicks.

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